Tamil Nadu cinema goers have just now witnessed a darkest episode
in the history of Kollywood with Kamal Hassan's mega-project
Vishwaroopam. The film that released
in many other parts of the country without any hurdle was
infamously banned by the state government. Bowing down to the
threats of several Muslim groups, the Tamil Nadu government took a
bold decision to ban the film before brokering peace between the
makers of the film and the community members. Now, yet another big
project, which, luckily, did not land in any community trouble
before its release, has fallen into the same trouble!
Well, Mani Ratnam's recently released
come under scanner from a few Christian communities. Of all, India
Chirstisthuva Jananayaga Katchi has demonstrated protest against
the film claiming that the film depicts the community in "bad
taste". The organisaton members have met Chennai Commissioner and
requested him to ban Kadal from screening.
Interestingly, they have said that seven scenes, the same number
of scenes objected by Muslim communities in Vishwaroopam,
in the movie have hurt the sentiment of the Christians and they
want it to be deleted immediately. It has also blamed the Regional
Censor Board for certifying the film and without raising objections
to those scenes.
Kadal is set in a Christian fishing territory. The main
characters in the film are drawn from Jesus and Satan that will
represent good and evil in the film. The major part of the film
talks about regaining belief in the god.
However, now, all eyes are set on the state government whether
it could come hard against Kadal too.