The screening of Kamal Hassan's much-hyped movie Vishwaroopam was banned in Tamil Nadu and in some parts of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka after the Muslim community protested against it. Following this incident, a few jokes about the movie Kadali are being circulated in the social networking sites. Its director Mani Ratnam is afraid of the movie's ban in the state following the jokes.
The film Kadali is a romantic thriller, which is set in a fishing village in coastal Tamil Nadu. The movie revolves around the life of Christian fishermen, who instill the fact that how faith can sometimes lead to the triumph of humanity. But following the ban on Vishwaroopam screening, few people are busy spreading rumours which state that Kadali screening might be banned for showing fishermen in poor light.
A joke that is spread in the social networking sites reads, "If a group of fisherman community complain that Kadali is insulting them by showing their poor lives on silver screen, maybe government will ban this flick too." Although, apparently it seems to be a satire on TN govt for banning Vishwaroopam, Mani Ratnam is reportedly worried that it might land his film release in trouble.
Kadali is directed and co-produced by Mani Ratnam, and Gautham Karthik and Thulasi Nair are playing the lead roles in the film, which has AR Rahman's music and Rajiv Menon's cinematography. The movie is slated to release on February 1. It should be seen whether this joke will become a reality or not.