Vijay's Sarkar vs TN Sarkar: AIADMK thanks makers for 'agreeing' to cuts

Sarkar collects Rs 75 Cr on its opening day

Sarkar collects Rs 75 Cr on its opening day

Now, since its release it has drawn the ire of the ruling AIADMK party with senior leaders such as Fisheries minister D Jayakumar, Law minister CV Shanmugham, and the Minister for Information and Publicity, Kadambur Raju, registering their outrage against the film for allegedly portraying certain government schemes in a bad light.

Earlier, AIADMK workers had staged protests across Tamil Nadu outside theatres screening the film, and had even damaged the banners of the movie.

"While we don't know how many scenes have been deleted, we can say for sure that the objectionable scene on mixer and grinder being burnt has been removed", they said. Now, as the makers of the film Sun Pictures Tweeted, police have been at the director's home to arrest him.

The cuts effected were "voluntary" with the approval of the Central Board of Film Certification, they said.

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Madras High Court on Friday restrained Tamil Nadu police from arresting "Sarkar" movie director AR Murugadoss till 27th of November. Also a woman character's name, apparently referring to the late AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa, was muted after backlash from the ruling party workers.

The removal of the scenes prompted Raju to declare that the "issue has come to an end" and that the AIADMK would not hold anymore protests. It led to the demand of arrest of filmmaker AR Murugadoss.

He had approached the court after state ministers voiced their opposition to the movie with Law Minister Shanmugam threatening legal action.

If the grapevine is anything to go by, "Sarkar" team has agreed to mute scenes that have been termed controversial.

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