A year without controversy in film industry is like a movie without masala ingredients. While some are intentionally created to get free publicity, some issues unexpectedly brew up and shock audience. We present you some of the controversial episodes (Only Major Stories) in 2013 in Tamil films.
One movie that created noise for wrong and also right reasons is none other Vishwaroopam. Kamal Hassan's dream venture ran into trouble when the actor announced his plans of releasing the film directly on DTH.
The powerful Tamil Nadu Theatre Owners' Association opposed the idea and threatened to boycott the movie if Kamal Hassan goes with his plan. Looking at the financial aspect, the Universal Star was forced to drop his plans. But this was not the end of woes for the movie as just before a few days of its release, the Tamil Nadu state government shockingly banned the film.
Acting upon a complaint filed by a minority group, the government banned Vishwaroopam in the state citing that the release of the film would create law and order issues. While the film was released in entire India and foreign countries after some initial hiccups, the Tamil flick did not release in its own territory for two weeks. After several rounds of talks, the ban was lifted on Vishwaroopam. However, upon release, the film went on to become a big hit.