Sources said that today they have claimed a special preview of
the movie, which would be held for them before the political
thriller's world premier on August 23.
Naam Thamizhar Katchi, headed by Tamil film director Seeman,
said the preview would be held in a couple of days and any
objectionable scenes would be cut. "We were told through a theatre
owner by the producers that the movie would be screened for us.If
there were any scenes, which were not suitable, they would cut
them. We would see the movie either tomorrow or day after
tomorrow," Seeman told PTI.
When contacted theatre owner Abirami Ramanathan, he confirmed
that a preview would be held and said the time for the show was yet
to be decided. Abraham had earlier publicly offered to arrange for
a preview of the film to the pro-Tamil outfit activists as demanded
In July the activists had given a complaint to the city police
seeking to ban the film on the ground that it portrayed the LTTE in
bad light. The movie is set in the late 80s and early 90s in India
and Sri Lanka and shows military operations against a rebel group
in the island, in which Abraham acts as an intelligence agent.
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During his recent visit to Chennai, for the release of trailer,
Abraham had maintained that the film had not taken sides. "We have
not called anyone 'terrorists' in the film. Madras Cafe
doesn't take any sides. We probably will show them those opposing
the film," Abraham had said.