(Agencies) - CHENNAI: After the ‘Vishwaroopam’ row, now Christian groups have filed a complaint against Mani Ratnam’s ‘Kadal’, claiming that it is anti-Christian.
The Indian Christian Democratic Party on Monday filed a complaint with police commissioner S George against the film. They alleged the film had objectionable scenes referring to Christianity and sought their deletion. They warned of intensified protests if police did not initiate action.
Christudas, a representative of the organisation, told reporters that the filmmaker had hurt the sentiments of the people belonging to the Christian community. “We have demanded that the director remove scenes which hurt sentiments of the Christian community. They should take action against the director if the scenes are not immediately removed,” he said.
Such scenes will give wrong ideas about the religion, he added. ‘Kadal’, was released on February 1. Actors Arjun and Aravind Samy are in the lead roles besides Gautham and Thulasi, children of yesteryear stars Karthik and Radha.
Another Christian group lodged a complaint with the chief secretary demanding to ban the movie ‘Adhibhagavan’ as it hurts Hindu sentiments.
Kamal Haasan’s ‘Vishwaroopam’ had faced hurdles after Muslim groups objected to it claiming the film offended their sentiments. The state government had banned it, following which Kamal moved the Madras high court.
Kamal and the Muslim outfits arrived at a compromise at a government-brokered meeting on Saturday. Following this, the actor withdrew his petition on Monday against the ban and announced that the tri-lingual 100-crore movie would be released in Tamil Nadu on February 7.