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.