Gautham Menon’s Nadunisi Naaygal has been receiving a lot of criticism with its bold representation of a hard hitting subject. On February 27th around 20 men from the Hindu Makkal Katchi were arrested as they tried to stage a demonstration rallying with some street dogs to the director’s house in Kaanagam, Chennai. The rally came to a halt as the protesters were stopped before reaching Gautham’s house by the police officials. Howsoever a response was awaited from Gautham to the statements made by HMK secretary Kannan who demanded that the scenes portraying a weak relationship between an adopted mother and the mentally instable youth need to be deleted from the movie as they were ‘objectionable’ and are against the values instilled in us through Hindu epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana.
Gautham in return said, “The movie has been passed by the censor Board with an ‘A’ certificate and all the scenes are an essential part in the portrayal of the idea.It’s based on a true story and the mentally challenged person has been shown as an instable character, I certainly dint have any intention to cause harm to anyone’s sentiments.”
A candid reply by Gautham,for those who tried to question his freedom of expression.