Censor Board rejects Sengadal movie for supporing Eelam Tamils

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Leena Manimegalai
Leena Manimegalai

Sengadal(The dead sea) talks about the injustice done by the Sri Lankan government specifically in relation to the Eelam Tamils. The movie was presented to the Censor Board recently who in response demanded cuts in the film’s sensitive dialogues and scenes which reveal the involvement of Sri Lankan and Indian government.

Apparently the movie is going through a rough patch with the Censor Board as it deals with the killing of Indian fisherman by the Sri Lankan Army. Prior to this Samuthirakani backed off from the film as producer when he came to know that the movie was angled being an anti-LTTE venture. Now, the censor board has cowardly failed to bring forward real issues to the front and all together rejected the movie.

Reportedly it will not be released in Chennai for sure to which Leena Manimegalai, the director of the film has shown obvious disappointed.

According to her the Indian government helped the Ealam genocide for the ethnic-cleansing of the Tamils and the LTTE , and she claims the censor board has double standards, after her choice of subjects has left the members numb of which they don’t approve as yet on the other hand Leena said that when journalists and speakers have right to expression, she must be also  be allowed the same.

Don’t you thing she is right in her own way being a the voice for many through her films over the years, she is surely righteous when it comes to expression.We hope she finds justice soon and her film sees an opening in Chennai too in the upcoming days.

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  1. Well said Vasin. Let the Sri lankan people take care of their problems. If they want let them release this movie in Sri Lanka and see it. Why do they want to release in India??

  2. maybe because they dont have the support adn what not. the duty of the director is to come up with new innovative story so when movies like kadhal (from a reall love story) becomes a hit why does she not have the write to make a movie about something that truly happened and affected many ppl’s life huh?

  3. Of course Sri Lankans are Indians; Thamilar. However  namba Thamil Naatla nanna irntha thaane mathavangaluku help panna mudiyum? Nannava irkom namba?

  4. Unmai veli pattu vidum endra bayathinal than intha padathai velida thayangugirargal….. athu mattum illai…tamizh nattu makkalai velichathukku varavidamal pannuvathu intha cinema thoorayin velai….. innum oru tamizhan um antha 2G spectrum oozhalai(Rs. 1.76  lakh crores) thatti kaetka mudiyatha intha tamizh makkal….  srilankan tamizh makkalai kappatra eppadi avargal thatti kaetka mudiyum….naanum oru indian solvatharukku vetkapadugiraen…. siru thuzhi peru vellam….ithai thatti kaetka ore vazhi..students ala mattum than mudiyum…. :'( :'(

  5. I am not a vivid supporter of LTTE…..but i have great respect for them…why should we hesitate in supporting Tamils in Srilanka???/wht the fuck did Sonia Gandhi s government spending billions of indian money in afgan???she is totally a bitchy politician ruining our country….Manmohan singh is the worst Pm india could have…..they wont support Tamils but they will help in killing them…….what the fuck is going on???//

  6. Sonya and manmohan don’t hesitate; they are not interested. I tried to go through some literature on Sri Lanka Thamilar and I once went to have a look at their demonstration in London. Kuttichuvar katha thaan. They have stopped progressing as a society. They have ceased to understand what would work and what would not work; they have lost their minds; LTTE has wrecked it. It has killed their culture. They look ugly trying to copy West. Their ugly demo with old woman in awful sarees and young ones with no real taste or style incensed Brits compared to when Tibetians held their demos. People don’t like them. That is why we are not able to help them.

  7. One old guy – Sri lankan – told me the cream of the Sri Lanka Thamilar society consider themselves as the purest Thamil race because they emigrated from India before Chola descent became mixed with Chalukyar(Thelugu) and others lost their purity due to Islamic invasion and poverty of Thamil naadu. He says some of them were actually handpicked by a Thamil King to be sent to Sri Lanka. However I can’t believe it seeing the way they look, talk and behave.

  8. Most Sri Lankan boys would behave same; it is not just because of they come from a small place but they have a latent fear of go about something in their own ways. Sri Lankan girls are ugly. They don’t have bums!

  9. Most Sri Lankan boys would behave same; it is not just because of they come from a small place but they have a latent fear in going about something in their own ways. Sri Lankan girls are ugly. They don’t have bums!

  10. No @m. I know you are clear and consistent in your views. However we will never be able to contribute to Sri Lankan Thamilar until we raise ourselves. Inga demo panni ethuvume nadakathu’nu proove aayidichu because the Central Government don’t take us seriously.

  11. However the old guy I spoke to was so refined. He was clad in a dhoti and a strange top shaped well to go with dhoti. He spoke in a soft but manly voice. Namba aalunga kathuvanga. However his breadth was not fresh. It is the best Thamil speaking style I have ever heard. The tone was sooooo evolved like an Englishman would speak. I think that old Sri Lankan generation has gone. Many of them he said were killed by LTTE because he and many of them were against LTTE. And he said they always considered India as their Fatherland not Sri Lanka.

  12. ok. Do not contribute to Srilakan tamils. How about to Rameshwaram fishermen who are being killed by the srilankan navy? This election will make both the state government and central to take tamil issues seriously.

  13. Did I imply I would take it easy? The Central Government would get into it seriously only if the aggression is committed within the Indian land borders. Due to massive international implications involved in terms of commerce India would not venture too far to fight for its citizens once they cross the Indian borders. If that is going to happen then it will be because an extraordinary occurance has taken place resulting many Indians got killed; the 600 you say is not credible. Or if the Thamilnadu state is so powerful then the CG can’t ignore it. Let us make Thamilnaadu powerful by highly useful being useful to India like Punjab and let us develop credible leaders.

  14. Did I imply I would take it easy? The Central Government would get into it seriously only if the aggression is committed within the Indian land borders. Due to massive international implications involved in terms of commerce India would not venture too far to fight for its citizens once they cross the Indian borders. If that is going to happen then it will be because an extraordinary occurance has taken place resulting many Indians getting killed; the 600 you say is not credible. Or if the Thamilnadu state is so powerful then the CG can’t ignore it. Let us make Thamilnaadu powerful by highly useful being useful to India like Punjab and let us develop credible leaders.

  15. Did I imply I would take it easy? The Central Government would get into it seriously only if the aggression is committed within the Indian land borders. Due to massive international implications involved in terms of commerce India would not venture too far to fight for its citizens once they cross the Indian borders. If that is going to happen then it will be because an extraordinary occurance has taken place resulting many Indians getting killed; the 600 you say is not credible. Or if the Thamilnadu state is so powerful then the CG can’t ignore it. Let us make Thamilnaadu powerful by being useful to India like Punjab and let us develop credible leaders.

  16. I think you mean stopping fishermen crossing the borders… but I don’t blame our fishermen. India is a world in itself; biiig world! Let us compete well with other states; defeat them; win their respect; produce respectable leaders; then the whole nation would listen to them when they say ‘let us teach a lesson to these little Sri Lankan prats’. Do you think if Karnan says that India CG would listen? India CG would laugh.

  17. We already have a great leader/scientist Abdul Kalam. Chidambaram and Sunramanyam swamy are capable of forming or dissolving a government by themselves. Do you think Karnataka or Andhra has any great leaders. No, but still Central Government can’t ignore them. Because they are united and they would against Congress if it tries to play game with them. Thats what is missing with Tamils. But this election result will teach lessons to all including our CM(soon to be an ex)

  18. Poachuda! Abdul Kalam is a Scientist. Subramania Swamy is Joker. I am talking about a leader young one who could do a high pace chase to stop a pickpocket, can mesmerise people with his oratory skills in English, Hindi and Thamil, who has been a teacher/similar profession to understand the pulse of youngsters, who has a winsome way to deal with people, has impeccable integrity… and a few more.

  19. I dont agree with vasin and his thory im a eelam tamil i dono what tamilan u spoke to in london but u got history wrong first..all of us came from one dynasty….i think its about time u start acting up like a real tamilian and stop thinking like a pee tamilian the only way tamils can reach the sky limit is by being united or one day there is going to be a? I have respect for everyone i see everyone as one i don’t believe in cast system i dont believe in boundaries my thaliver didnt either if we all think we are tamilians first other we would be sky up we would have a country of our own.

  20. If they are passing Madras Cafe considering freedom of Perception, Why not sengadal. This is pure injustice. This is not a fantasy but reality.

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