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Vishwaroopam to be released today, Madras HC lifts ban

Chennai, Jan 30 (): After days of discussion, the Madras High Court has finally come out with the verdict permitting the controversial film, Kamal Haasan’s   Vishwaroopam,  to release across Tamil Nadu.

Justice K Venkataraman suspending the prohibitory orders of the state government not permitting to screen the movie, gave the verdict around 10 pm on Tuesday to release the film in Tamil Nadu. After the verdict was given, stores and shops remained closed as situation around the court complex remained to be tensed.

Justice Venkataraman who watched the film Vishwaroopam last week at the Prasad Studios in Saligramam, was expected to give the verdict on Monday, but could not come to a conclusion and adjourned the verdict to Tuesday morning.  Finally the verdict on Kamal Haasan’s film Vishwaroopam came at 10 pm.

The actor might have got some relief after the ban was lifted for his movie following a lengthy deliberation, deciding the fate of the Rs 95 crore film Vishwaroopam.

Kamal Haasan who plays the leading role in the controversial movie, earlier expressed frustration over the ban and called it as’ cultural terrorism’.

Earlier on Monday, the court which could not come to a conclusion whether to release the film in the state or not, directed Kamal Haasan to have a discussion with the government officials and settle the issue amicably.

Keeping in mind about the law and order situation, the court said that it is more concerned about the unity of the country after the state government anticipated law and order in the state to get worsened if the film is released which might even lead to loss of lives and properties.

The film which got a fair share of controversy is doing exceptionally well in foreign countries and is expected to do really well at the box office in the coming days, said sources.