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After Vishwaroopam, Mani Ratnam’s Kadal faces trouble

Chennai, Feb 5 (): After the controversy surrounding ‘Vishwaroopam’ has lessened, now Mani Ratnam’s ‘Kadal’ is facing trouble through the Christian groups. They have filed a complaint against the film claiming that it is anti-Christian.

Indian Christian Democratic Party stated that the film had few objectionable scenes pertaining to Christianity and they needed the deletion of those scenes and warned of increasing their protests if the police do not initiate action.

The Christian outfit marched to the Police Commissioner’s office and lodged a complaint. They have demanded that six insulting scenes from the film should be removed immediately. A representative of the organisation, Christudas told that the filmmaker had hurt the feelings of the people belonging to Christian community. He added such scenes will give wrong ideas about the religion.

Kadal is the most recent contribution of ace director Mani Ratnam. The movie is the dream project of the director, three years after the release of his last flick Raavanan. Kadal stars actors Arjun and Aravind Samy in leading roles besides the young newcomers, Gautham, son of yesteryear actor Karthik and Thulasi, younger daughter of yesteryear actress Radha.

The story of Kadal revolves around a Christian fishing territory. The main characters of the film are taken from Jesus and Satan, which represent the good and the evil in the film. Regaining belief in the god is the major concept of the film.

Director Mani Ratnam said that of course, the background is around a fishing village but the story is universal; it is about good versus evil.

Last week, Haasan’s Vishwaroopam faced state government ban after Muslim groups opposed it claiming the film offended their sentiments. After a compromise between Kamal Haasan and the Muslim outfits at a government-brokered meeting on Saturday, the trilingual movie made at a budget of Rs 100-crore would be released in Tamil Nadu on February 7.

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