Tamil Nadu law minister Shanmugam condemns Vijay's 'Sarkar'

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Last night Tamil Nadu cops went to the residence of AR Murugadoss but returned back after the top director was not available. On one hadn it has been making and breaking records with its box office collection, on the other, some scenes from the film are being compared with terrorist activity aimed at instigating violence against the state government.

Tamil Nadu Minister for Information and Publicity Kadambur Raju said the issue has been settled as the film unit "has agreed to our demand of removing the objectionable scene".

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According to Shanmugam, the actor is instigating violence against the government "under the guise of the movie". Unprecedented events transpired outside theatres across Tamil Nadu where the film's posters and banners were damaged.

They also opposed the usage of the name "Komalavalli" for the antagonist, played by Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, claiming that Komalavalli was Jayalalithaa's birth name and that the movie shows her in a bad light. Produced by Sun TV Network chairman Kalanithi Maran on behalf of Sun Pictures, "Sarkar" starring Vijay and Keerthy Suresh in the lead was released on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the film's director AR Murugadoss has also filed a petition and got anticipatory bail in Madras High Court. It attracted severe criticism from AIADMK with the law minister C Ve Shanmugam threatening legal action against the movie if the controversial scenes are not deleted.

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