Vijay’s big release Sarkar finally opened in theatres this Diwali. Though the word of mouth and reviews have been mixed for the film Vijay’s record at the box office is still intact. The film had reached 100 crores in two days. The huge collections are continuing even on the third day. In the other side a new controversy has become a roadblock for Sarkar. ADMK ministers have demanded the removal of the scenes which show the ruling government in bad light. Many ministers of the party were of the view that the scenes deliberately opposed the ruling government and intended to spoil the image of the rulers.
AIADMK cadres staged protests outside theatres in Madurai, Coimbatore and Chennai. They indulged in tearing down the banners and set them ablaze in front of the theatres. Kamala theatre was attacked yesterday evening. It seems like Vijay and controversy go hand in hand. The same thing happened for Mersal too when H. Raja and Tamizh Isai opposed the dialogue against GST. This became a unique promotion for Mersal as the film went onto become one of the biggest blockbusters of the year. Looks like this will be the case for Sarkar too with the film gaining more and more popularity with each passing day.
On the other hand, both Kamal Hassan and Rajinikanth have tweeted their support for Sarkar. Kamal’s tweet is as follows.
“It is not new for this government to pressurise a film like Sarkar, which was certified by the board. A government that cannot take criticism will derail. Commercialised politicians will fall down and good people will taste victory soon.”
Rajini’s tweet is as follows
“The censor board has censored and certified the film properly. After the certification, protesting for the removal of scenes, stopping the film’s screening and destroying the film banners are against the law. I strongly condemn this act. ”
This will only evoke more curiosity among movie goers to watch the film even as the makers agree to remove the scenes.