Rajinikanth slams ruling AIADMK for protests against Vijay-starrer ‘Sarkar’

Brenda Watkins
November 9, 2018

On one hadn it has been making and breaking records with its box office collection, on the other, some scenes from the film are being compared with terrorist activity aimed at instigating violence against the state government.

AR Murugadoss directorial Sarkar came under the scanner after AIADMK found certain scenes objectionable. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has approved these alterations.

Law Minister C Ve Shanmugham said certain scenes amounted to inciting violence and warned of action. Its tweet read, "Police reach director AR Murugadoss residence to arrest him". Head of the Tamil Nadu Theatres Association Abirami Ramanathan confirmed to TNM about the cuts carried out in the movie. They were referring to the scene in the film where freebies like a mixer and grinder were thrown into the fire.

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The 2 scenes that have been agreed to be removed include removing of the name "Komalavalli", which AIADMK claims is the birth name of J Jayalalithaa. We will also take this to the attention of the Chief Minister.

A day later, the Madras High Court restrained the state police from arresting AR Murugadoss till 27 November. Produced by Sun TV Network chairman Kalanithi Maran on behalf of Sun Pictures, "Sarkar" starring Vijay and Keerthy Suresh in the lead was released on Tuesday.

The AIADMK is critical of the scene as former CM J Jayalalithaa back in 2011 gave away mixies, table fans and grinders, and interestingly they had the pictures of the CM on them.

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