The Madras High Court restrained the police from arresting AR Murugadoss till 27 November after the director filed a plea seeking anticipatory bail, according to Hindustan Times. Murugadoss’ film Sarkar, which stars actor Vijay in the lead role, is embroiled in a raging controversy over its reported references to the AIADMK and late former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa.
After the party members staged protests in various parts of Tamil Nadu, the makers gave in to the political pressure and removed all controversial references from the film.
Starring Vijay in the lead role, AR Murugadoss directorial Sarkar is a political drama and it is also the biggest film down south in quite a while. It released on 3000 screens worldwide. Right from the moment it was announced, Sarkar has captured the imagination of the moviegoers. The promotional material also received considerable attention and by the time it released, the movie already had an audience.
A five-second-long video cut has been made and audio has been muted at three points. The film’s director AR Murugadoss went to the Madras High Court today for protection from arrest; in a tweet last night, he had alleged that the police banged on his door when he was not at home.
The AIADMK is furious over a scene in the film in which Mr Murugadoss, playing a cameo, flings a mixer-grinder given as a freebie into the fire.
“They are showing freebies given by the elected government being burnt. This amounts to indirectly inciting people, and comes under sedition,” said state minister CV Shanmugam, comparing the screening of “Sarkar” to “terrorist activity”. Another minister, Kadambur C Raju, had threatened action against the filmmakers unless the scenes were removed.
Their uproar all over the state went viral and grabbed the attention of national media. It is also believed by people that the film Mersal’s major promotion was nothing but the political stunts of BJP party members including Tamizhisai Soundararajan. As it is been that way in the past nowthis activities from ADMK also believed as major promotional material for the film. On seeing this, C.s Amudhan made a sarcastic statement which implies that his film also deserved to be promoted in this way. He also says their crew tried their best.
His tweet read “I strongly object to the fact that we were not given similar publicity, we also tried our best. This is totally partisan behaviour.
I strongly object to the fact that we were not given similar publicity, we also tried our best. This is totally partisan behaviour. #IStandWithSarkaar
— C.S.Amudhan (@csamudhan) November 9, 2018
C.s Amuthan, the maker of the only Kollywood parody film franchise seems to be very active on Twitter. He also seems to have very strong connection with the fans as we can hardly see a negative comment for his tweets. The reason is nothing but his only film Tamizh padam which earned him a lot of followers and they also believes him to repeat the history again with Tamizh Padam 3.
Check out the reactions he received for his tweet :
Ulaganayagan & Superstar didn’t tweet for Tamizh Padam 2, shows how biased they are. Support true talent. High time. 💥😂#IStandWithTamizhPadam
— shirsh (@shirsh218) November 9, 2018
Adai summa iru da😂😂😂😂😂😂🙏🏿
— Vijay HK🎉 (@Hkvj007) November 9, 2018
Thamizh padam 3 ku complete script ungaluku kedachurichu indha padam moolamaga..vachi seynga.
— Naren Vaidyanathan (@narenvj87) November 9, 2018
Agila ulaga superstar padathuku publicity edhuku 😎
— 𝓗𝓪𝔃𝓮𝓵 💛 (@aamina_twits) November 9, 2018
அடுத்த படத்துல பாகுபலி still ல லிங்கத்துக்கு பதிலா mixie, grinder எதாவது தூக்கிட்டு வர மாதிரி poster போடுங்க..
— Vishnu Doss (@atamizhson) November 9, 2018
Dear Govt, Vijay udan Modhu ! Shiva udan modhadhey!
— tiger sachi (@tigersachi) November 9, 2018
😂😂🤦 gammunu iruya yov
— Guruprasath (@__kakarot_) November 9, 2018
Intro song la “please please enna vittudunga” nu sonneenga illa adhaan
— Segar (@noise_segar) November 9, 2018
இப்ப வருத்தப்பட்டு என்ன ப்ரொசனம். இந்த வெறிய வச்சிகிட்டு அடுத்த படத்துல மொத்த வித்தையவும் எறக்கனும். செய்வீர்களா !!
— ரௌத்திரன் (@achamm_thavir) November 9, 2018
உங்களை காமெடி பீஸ் அப்படினு நினைச்சிருப்பாய்ங்களோ?
— Shashi Kumar (@ShashiK81920990) November 9, 2018
யோவ், உன் குசும்புக்கு அளவே இல்லையா
— Dinga (@DingaRagul) November 9, 2018
கொஞ்சம் முன்னாடியே சொல்லிருக்கலாம்ல ப்ரோ.. மெர்சல் பாத்திங்களா இல்லயா ..??
— @RK (@PrivGamer) November 9, 2018
இந்த ரணகளத்தலயும் ஒரு கிளுகிளுப்பு 😂😂😂😂😂
— MemeCritic (@criticspeaks) November 9, 2018
நடு ரோட்ல நில்லு லாரி வரும் மொமண்ட்
— Noir (@MpmPrabhakaran) November 9, 2018
Compared to Sarkar, namma padam more stronger political film. Still kuduka maatranga
— Thiru (@ReverseMade) November 9, 2018
Ha ha. Seriously Bro. Evlo try panniyum onnum panala. pic.twitter.com/xttD1snUBm
— Prabhu (@Cricprabhu) November 9, 2018
Neengalum bounded script vachu interview kuduthutukalam bro
— subramani (@SubuDhoni777) November 9, 2018
What do you think on his statement ?? Comment below !!