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Karthik Subbaraj Shouldn't Think Of Himself As Mani Ratnam: Producers Council

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Young director Karthik Subbaraj had a dream beginning to his film-making career. After dishing out back-to-back hits, the 33-year-old director came up with Iraivi, a film that talks about the insouciant mindset of men.

While watching the movie you might realize that Iraivi has the potential to make you think, laugh and perhaps reach out for the wiper even, but never will you feel like the film might offend someone.

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Well, not just someone, but Iraivi has made a handful of people unhappy, thanks to a particular character portrayed in the film.

Played by Vijai Murugan, the character in question is a ruthless and greedy producer who troubles SJ Surya (portrayed as a struggling director) in the movie.

After watching the film, producer Kathiresan, who had bankrolled Karthik's Jigarthanda, has alleged that Vijai Murugan's character has been written, keeping in mind his feud with Karthik.

Kathiresan and Karthik Subbaraj were not in good terms during the filming and release of Jigarthanda. Now, the Producers Council (TFPC) has stated that cinema should not be used to unleash one's anger or vengeance.

Speaking to Times of India, PL Thenappan, the Vice President of TFPC has said: "What he (Karthik) said initially with respect to the film's story, and what has come as the final output, are two different things. He has changed a lot, and he even hesitated to show the progress of the post-production work to the film's producer."

Adding that the young director has taken success to his head, Thenappan has said, "When the issue with Kathiresan is still in court, how can Karthik etch out such a character for his personal satisfaction? A director who has successfully directed just two films shouldn't think of himself as Mani Ratnam."

The members of Producers Council may unite later this week to take a call on the issue.

Iraivi is produced by CV Kumar, who is yet to comment on the issue.

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