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Jan 292013
 

The Madras High Court lifted the ban on Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam a few minutes back (around 10PM IST).

This means that Tamils, who make up the majority of the glorious state of Tamil Nadu, unjustly deprived of seeing the film for the last five days can now watch it.

The state government banned Vishwaroopam after some Muslim groups protested that the film showed their community in a poor light.

Citing “law and order” concerns, the Tamil Nadu government banned the film a day before its release.

The Tamil Nadu government has said it plans to appeal the high court verdict.

Kamal Haasan has directed, produced and acted in Vishwaroopam.

Is It Too Late?

It remains to be seen if the delay in the film’s release in Tamil Nadu has caused irreparable damage to its box office collection.

Pirated copies of Vishwaropam have already leaked online.

Update: The Tamil Nadu government plans to appeal Justice K.Venkataraman’s order before a full bench on Wednesday at 10:30AM.

Update 2: Following the Tamil Nadu government’s appeal on Wednesday, a division bench of the court will hear the petition at 2PM in the afternoon.

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Vishwaroopam Review – A Daring Attempt
Banning Vishwaroopam is So Wrong

  3 Responses to “Tamil Nadu Lifts Ban on Vishwaroopam”

  1. Kadal is the other big release on Feb 1, with David, R u gonna watch them

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    I doubt it.

    Tired of watching the endless run of crappy Tamil movies.

    The ratio of good to bad Tamil films is probably 1:150.

    Thulasi Nair may have a spark of talent, going by the trailer we watched of Kadal. But one has to watch the full movie to see if the promise of the trailer is fulfilled in the full-length movie.

    Plus, I doubt Kadal is releasing in the U.S. I have yet to see showtimes anywhere here.

  2. They are hounding Kamal Haasan,

    http://ibnlive.in.com/news/ill-look-for-another-country-if-i-dont-find-a-secular-place-in-india-kamal-haasan/369739-62-128.html?from=HP

    OT: In the above comment, please refer to the movie as ‘Kadal’ and not as Kadhal.
    Kadal means Sea
    Kadhal means Love (you could argue that it should be ‘Kaadhal’)

    You would see different results if you type ‘da’ and ‘dha’ in Google transliterate tools.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    I just watched Kamal Haasan’s press conference on NDTV.

    Sad!

    In Kolkata, Salman Rushdie has been prevented from entering Kolkata to promote the film Midnight’s Children based on his eponymous book.

    Incredible India is a sick f*cking country!

    Fixed spelling of Kadal. Thanks! :)

  3. Amazing how judiciary works in India – HC upholds ban. Movie not to release till Feb 6.

    http://www.ndtv.com/article/south/kamal-haasan-agrees-to-re-edit-vishwaroopam-but-court-upholds-ban-324191?pfrom=home-lateststories

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Injustice of the highest order!