Controversies surrounding Vishwaroopam refuse to die as director Ameer Sultan has now expressed his unhappiness over the film. The filmmaker, who was at the receiving end after saying that Censor Board members function like a mafia gang, has raised objection over some parts of the film and has blamed associations for not picking up the issue in a proper way.
Ameer Sultan, in an interview, has said that
Vishwaroopam shows loyalist Taliban flag-wavers as being
cruel and inhumane but they are helpless citizens fighting for the
right of their own country. He adds, "This is condemnable. The
associations and parties here did not debate the issue, despite the
dire need for one."
What's surprising is that Ameer has drawn comparison between Taliban and Eelam. He claims, "Just like how Prabhakaran and his associates fought for their Eelam rights, the Taliban fight for their country." Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
He further adds, "And similar to how it is injustice to the
Eelam if we were to portray them as raw terrorists, it is equally
absurd of Vishwaroopam to have portrayed Taliban as mad
The time of his statement has surprised many as
Vishwaroopam has been cleared by the state government and
other associations after the film faced a 15-day ban from the
Kamal Hassan and Muslim groups had amicably settled the issue
after the actor agreed to delete those scenes, which hurt the
sentiments. It has to be noted that audience in large never
complained about the film and gave thumbs up for the
Vishwaroopam is directed by Kamal Hassan himself and
produced by his brother Charu Haasan. The film also stars Pooja
Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah, and Rahul Bose in the important
Vishwaroopam has collected more than Rs 100 crore at
Tamil Box Office and heading towards creating new records.