Ilayadalapathi Vijay, Samantha’s entertainer Kaththi directed by Murugadoss which at first attracted the attention of movie lovers as the film came after Vijay’s sensational hit Tupaki with Murugaoss, note is in full controversy with question marks over its release.
Pro Tamil groups have been opposing the film’s release over one of the producers of Lyca Productions close links with Srilankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa, whom these groups accuse of indulging in genocide of Tamils in Srilanka. Filmmakers after discussions with the protesting groups promised to release the film removing the names of Lyca producers.
As such advance bookings for the film opened in theatres across Tamil Nadu. However a mob attacked theatres which opened advanced bookings for Kaththi scheduled for 24 ,October release and hurled petrol bombs on Sathyam and Woodland theaters in Chennai last night.
Tamizhar Vazhvurimai Katchi, the Tamil outfit protesting against ‘Kaththi went on to defend the attacks saying they didn’t receive communication from the filmmakers.