A Illayathalapathy Vijay's movie seems to be in trouble again. His latest movie Kaththi has come under the scrutiny of a few Tamil groups and the fears of ban on a movie has returned again among cine goers.
A section of people believe that the investment for
Kaththi has come from Lyca Productions owned by Subaskaran
Allirajah. He is allegedly close aide of Srilankan President
Mahendra Rajapakshe, who is hated by Tamilians across the globe for
his role in mass murders of Tamils in the island nation.
It is said that Rajapakshe has shares in Lyca productions. The
Tamil groups in the state are protesting over this connection. Even
though Karunamoorthi of Ayngaran International gave a clarification
on the issue, people are not satisfied with his
In a press release, he had said, "We are a very respected
company and have been in the business of cinema for over two
decades and distributed nearly 2000 Tamil films in the foreign
market. As far as Kaththi is concerned Lyca Productions is
funding us. Lyca communications is a multinational that have
operations in India and Sri Lanka." Continue reading the
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The press release adds, "They also run a foundation which helps
Tamils in Sri Lanka affected by the civil war. All these wild
rumours that we are being funded by Sri Lankan government is
Groups Want A Ban
The groups have ignored this statement and are now protesting
against the makers of the movie. They also want a ban on the
Politics And Cinema Go Hand-In-Hand
The fans of Vijay are now worried because such small protests
could soon become a major issue in Tamil Nadu as politics and
cinema go hand-in-hand in Kollywood.
The memories of Thalaivaa are still fresh in the minds
of audience. The AL Vijay directorial movie was unofficially banned
for the reasons best known to theatre owners.
The fans of Vijay just hope that such Thalaivaa episode
would not repeat again for the Illayathalapathy.