Controversies and Kollywood go hand in hand for it is extremely difficult to fabricate an innovative cinema without hurting someone's or some organization's sentiments.
More the innovation, more is the risk of irking someone unintentionally. If you are confused, then take a look at any recently released Kamal Haasan movie and you will have a fair idea.
Even a comedy caper like Manmadan Ambu had its share of controversy when a song was forcefully removed from the movie after the 'Hindu Makkal Katchi' claimed that the lyrics is aimed at defaming their films.
If you think hurting religious sentiments can give somebody a strong reason to protest, what about a group of barbers protesting against the release of Kuselan when a clip from the movie had Vadivelu causing injury to someone while shaving his head?
Strong reasons or silly reasons Tamil films has had its protestors over the years and it looks like the trend is here to stay. Perhaps, we can be proven wrong for good in the near future.
The bottom line is there have been number of Tamil films that has been victimized in recent past and this article is aimed at listing a few of those movies.
Check out the slides below for some of the most controversial Tamil movies in recent times.
This experimental movie from Gautham Menon was criticized by many, but the group Hindu Makkal Katchi protested against it and demanded the deletion of few scenes as the movie projected intimacy between the hero and a woman who raises him.
Several women organizations had a problem with this particular film which showcases illicit relationship between a woman and her father in law. The movie was directed by Samy.
The opening shots of this KS Ravikumar directorial had major conflicts between two religious groups. The movie was opposed by the concerned religious parties.
Vishwaroopam was directed by Kamal Haasan himself. Since the movie initially had the brutal killings of innocent victims executed by Taliban terrorists, certain Muslim groups had pressed for its ban citing that the movie showed them in bad light.
Virumandi was initially titled as 'Sandiyar'. The film had its share of controversies when the poster of Kamal Haasan wielding a weapon was released. 'Vidudalai Siruthai Katchi' protested against it claiming that it defamed them. Interestingly, another movie with the title Sandiyar released hassle free after a few months.
Before the release of Kaththi certain groups threatened the safety of movie goers by hurling petrol bombs at theatres demanding the ban of the film. Apparently, they weren't comfortable with Lyca Productions producing the flick.