Popular distributor Tiruppur Subramaniam confirmed saying, "The team has given their consent to remove a few scenes and mute the controversial dialogues which have caused distress to ADMK supporters". "To protest for the removal of certain scenes from the movie after the Censor Board issued certification, and destroying banners are against the law".
AR Murugadoss directed "Sarkar", a political thriller, hit the screens on Tuesday.
And then, today the AIADMK government of TN has condemned that Superstar Vijay made politically motivated comments against their part in the film.
The AIADMK was up in arms against "Sarkar" with senior AIADMK ministers demanding deletion of the contentious scenes, besides threatening to initiate legal action if the film crew failed to comply. The party caders even went on to protest outside various theatres in Tamil Nadu.
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A while ago Murugadoss tweeted, 'Police had come to my house late tonight and banged the door several times.Since I was not there they left the premises. A rough translation of his tweet says: "Employing pressure tactics through its tyrannical power to sabotage a duly certified film like Sarkar is not new to this government".
After the scale of protests gradually increased, the makers finally gave in and agreed to remove the objectionable scenes from the film.
The movie which has successfully minted 100 crores within two days of opening is getting a mixed reaction from the public.
Vijay's Sarkar is heavily political in nature and the film has taken several digs at the ruling party.