Santosh Sivan's Inam, which has opened up to good reviews from critics, is facing the brunt of fringe groups. The film was released last Friday (March 28) and the screening is being stalled from today (April 1) over the protests.
Hurt by the protests, director N Linguswamy, who is distributing the film in Tamil Nadu, has decided to pull out the film from theatres. The director has said that his love for Tamils has been questioned by some groups. So, he has decided to stop the screenings.
"My love for Tamils has been questioned by some groups. I distributed Inam as a cinema lover and not to hurt the sentiments of my Tamil brothers and make profits. To avoid confusion during election time, we are pulling out 'Inam' from cinemas tomorrow (Monday)," N Linguswamy, who distributed Inam, said in a statement.
We have to note that the makers of the film had removed five scenes from the film after its release on March 28. In spite of removing those sequences, fringe groups have raised objection over the film citing that it hurts the Tamils sentiments.
"I'm not afraid of any opposition but I'm concerned about the feelings of Tamils. I'm ready to bear all the losses incurred by the film," he added.
Inam narrates the survival story of a refugee during the Sri Lankan civil war.