Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Madras High Court restrains police from arresting AR Murugadoss till November 27

Madras High Court restrains police from arresting AR Murugadoss till November 27

"It is against the law to hold protests seeking removal of some scenes from a Censor board certified film and trying to stall the screening and damaging the banners", he tweeted. However, the Madras High Court has told the police to refrain from arresting the filmmaker till November 27. They also said that the objectionable content was already censored by the makers. The film is produced by the Kalanithi Maran-owned Sun Pictures, and also stars Keerthy Suresh and Radharavi.

The AIADMK's objection was to the scene that showed the actor throwing out mixie and grinder - given free by the government to the poor - into the fire. The police later clarified that the cops had not gone to Murugadoss' residence to arrest him as no FIR has been registered against the director.

In response to the controversy, the Sarkar team has now agreed to remove the specific scene from the film with the newly edited version planned to be played in theatres from today (November 9) afternoon.

To a question, Raju said the party's opposition had nothing to do with criticism of the government as a film earlier had even made some references to AIADMK founder and late Chief Minister M G Ramachandran, who enjoyed cult status among the masses. Several AIADMK supporters say that some of the episodes criticize Tamil Nadu Ex-Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

The AIADMK ministers demanded deletion of the contentious scenes, besides threatening to initiate legal action if the film crew failed to comply.

Vijay's Deepavali release, Sarkar, directed by AR Murugadoss, faced a host of issues in the month leading up to its release on Tuesday.

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