Sarkar Film Row: Director AR Murugadoss applies for anticipatory bail

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Meanwhile, the film's director AR Murugadoss has also filed a petition and got anticipatory bail in Madras High Court.

The director moved the Madras High Court a day after a group of policemen were seen at his Chennai residence.

According to a release sent to movie theatres after the deletion of controversial scenes, three cuts have been made in the movie.

The ruling AIADMK was up in arms against Tamil film star Vijay's Diwali release "Sarkar" for its reported reference to former chief minister J Jayalalithaa, besides the alleged depiction of certain government schemes in a bad light. He took it on his official Twitter handle and wrote that "When the censor board has cleared the film, holding protests and demanding for removal scenes is against the law".

"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.

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The other reason for the ruling party opposing the movie is the name of a character "Komalavalli" which they say is the birth name of their late leader Jayalalithaa.

Defending the protests, Raju said AIADMK workers "ranging from an ordinary cadre to the Chief Minister (K Palaniswami)", consider Jayalalithaa as their "God". "So the issue has come to an end", Raju said. Shanmugam compared the scenes (burning of freebies) in the movie with terrorist activity aimed at instigating violence against the state government.

Similarly, actor Rajinikanth tweeted in support of the the movie condemning damage to the film's banners.

Produced by Sun Pictures, the film stars Vijay and Keerthi Suresh in key roles with Oscar victor A R Rahman scoring the music.

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