Controversies surrounding Vishwaroopam refuse to die as director Ameer Sultan has now expressed his unhappiness over the film. The filmmaker, who was at the receiving end after saying that Censor Board members function like a mafia gang, has raised objection over some parts of the film and has blamed associations for not picking up the issue in a proper way.
Ameer Sultan, in an interview, has said that Vishwaroopam shows loyalist Taliban flag-wavers as being cruel and inhumane but they are helpless citizens fighting for the right of their own country. He adds, "This is condemnable. The associations and parties here did not debate the issue, despite the dire need for one."
What's surprising is that Ameer has drawn comparison between Taliban and Eelam. He claims, "Just like how Prabhakaran and his associates fought for their Eelam rights, the Taliban fight for their country." Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
He further adds, "And similar to how it is injustice to the Eelam if we were to portray them as raw terrorists, it is equally absurd of Vishwaroopam to have portrayed Taliban as mad destroyers."
The time of his statement has surprised many as Vishwaroopam has been cleared by the state government and other associations after the film faced a 15-day ban from the government.
Kamal Hassan and Muslim groups had amicably settled the issue after the actor agreed to delete those scenes, which hurt the sentiments. It has to be noted that audience in large never complained about the film and gave thumbs up for the content.
Vishwaroopam is directed by Kamal Hassan himself and produced by his brother Charu Haasan. The film also stars Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah, and Rahul Bose in the important roles.
Vishwaroopam has collected more than Rs 100 crore at Tamil Box Office and heading towards creating new records.