Vishwaroopam released in Karnataka
Haasan's controversial spy thriller ‘Vishwaroopam’ has resumed playing
in Karnataka under police security.
The Rs.95 crore film, which
released in Karnataka Jan 25, was banned from screening after the first
show. Theatres were asked to stop screening fearing violence.
the film is back in theatres.
"We are showing the film under
police security. We have four shows for today. The response has been good.
And since police are patrolling, people are walking in fearlessly," an
official of Urvashi Cinemas said.
Some other cinemas playing the
movie include Innovative Multiplex, Rockline cinemas, Gopalan cinemas,
Vision cinemas and Manasa Digital cinemas.
The film has released
in close to 40 theatres in the state, including in over 15 screens in
"Police gave us a go-ahead this morning. Most theatres
have included an extra show in the evening to attract as many as possible
to the cinemas," said H.D Gangaraju, the distributor of the film.
movie, written, directed and produced by Kamal, has been released with the
tag line "All Muslims are not terrorists and the characters depicted in
this film are imaginary," said Bharathwaj, one of the movie patrons.
was originally set to release in Tamil and Telugu Jan 25. But a day
earlier, the Tamil Nadu government imposed a two-week ban on the film
after some Muslims complained that some scenes in the film portrayed the
community in a bad light.
Actor-filmmaker Kamal, who also plays
the lead in the film, has been urged to settle the issue amicably with the
Tamil Nadu government Jan 28. This was after a judge saw the movie in a
private screening Jan 26.
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