Vijay’s Sarkar has struck box-office like tsunami with record collections. The film breaks Baahubali 2’s first day collections. Sarkar collected a gross of 100 crore in 2 days. However, the film is tangled into controversies. Allegedly, the film has dialogues against State government. Ruling party leaders demanded removal of certain scenes and dialogues from the movie. Apparently, Sarkar educates on article 49P and provokes public against government. AIDMK leaders protested at some theaters screening Sarkar and stalled movie. Thalapathy Vijay’s cut-out has been destroyed.
Thursday late night developments have been dramatic. ‘Sarkar’ producers Sun Pictures claimed that Tamil Nadu police were at director AR Murugadoss residence to arrest him. This sent shock vibes among film fraternity and fans. Murugadoss too tweeted that police came to his house when he was away. Producers said that cops are searching for the director to arrest him. It is against constitution. Sarkar has been cleared by censors. State government cannot interfere, said representative of Sun pictures.
“Police in Dir Murugadoss s home????? For Wat?? Hoping and really hoping that nothin unforeseen happens. Once again. Censor has cleared the film and the content is watched by public.den why all this hue and cry.” wrote Vishal.
Superstar Rajinikanth too came in support of Sarkar makers.
On Friday, Rajini tweeted in support of actor Vijay’s latest Tamil film “Sarkar”. He condemned unlawful acts such as damaging the film’s banners and demanding the removal of certain scenes from the film.
Rajinikanth lashed out against these acts. He took to Twitter and wrote in Tamil: “To protest for the removal of certain scenes from the movie and stop it from being screened after the Censor Board has certified it is against the law. I strong condemn this act.”
On Thursday, actor-politician Kamal Haasan had also strongly objected the actions of AIADMK government regarding the issue.
“It isn’t new for this government to act and pressurize against a film like Sarkar, which has completed its censor formalities properly. A government that can’t face criticism can go off the tangent. Commercialised politicians will soon be vanished and the good people would win,” Haasan tweeted.
If the grapevine is anything to go by, “Sarkar” team has agreed to mute scenes that have been termed controversial.
However, the makers of the film Sun Picture are yet to officially announce if they are muting scenes.