Rajinikanth condemns unlawful acts against Tamil film 'Sarkar'


Rajini expresses his views on 'Sarkar' controversy

Ever since its release, many AIADMK ministers and party cadres expressed their displeasure over certain scenes in the film.

Earlier in the day, actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan tweeted: "It is nothing new for the state government to exert illegal political pressure on movies that got proper certification".

While hearing the anticipatory bail plea of the director, Justice GK Ilanthirayan observed that a film should be viewed from the prism of a movie and wondered why objections were raised after the movie was certified by the censor board. If they (the makers) remove these scenes, then it is good.

Rajinikanth lashed out against these acts. They are alleging that certain scenes in the movie criticize the previous Tamil Nadu Govt led by J Jayalalithaa.

"I strongly condemn these", he added.

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While a theatre owners" body announced that the edited version would be screened from Friday afternoon, sources in the "Sarkar' crew said a "compromise" has been reached.

If the grapevine is anything to go by, "Sarkar" team has agreed to mute scenes that have been termed controversial.

Sarkar also collected Rs 100 crore in the first two days and also made a record by hitting the 1 million ticket mark on the ticketing website Book My Show. Produced under the Sun Pictures banner with music by A. R. Rahman, the action political drama has faced huge criticism from the ruling state government over a particular scene.

In the film, Vijay plays an NRI who returns to India to vote, only to realise his vote has been cast illegally.

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