It’s the Tamil Film Producers’ Council (TFPC) which usually sends notices to erring actors and actresses to fall in line with the producers and directors of the film they have committed to do. The Council has, many times in the past, interfered and mediated in disputes arising between the producers, directors and the artistes during the making of many films.
It’s somewhat strange that a notice has been served on the Council itself by an organization based in Kanyakumari District. The organization’s feels that the upcoming film Thambi Vettothi Sundaram (TVS) starring Karan and Anjali in lead roles and set in the backdrop of the District has elements which would hurt the ‘sentiments’ of the local people.
The film, which has Saravanan in a significant role, has been directed by Vadivudaiyan and produced by Senthilkumar. The Kumari-based organization says that the film has many sequences which won’t go down well with the people of Kanyakumari and has, therefore, sought a ban on the release of the film. It has sent a notice to TFPC asking it to come out with an explanation about the film’s script.
The organization also held a protest meeting in front of the Kanyakumari Collector’s office in Nagercoil. The Council has now stepped in to defend the film produced by one of its members. “We feel awareness in the society would be created when the film TVS releases. Whoever wants a ban on the movie should talk about it only after watching the film and not before that. We’re ready to screen the film for their benefit,” says ‘Kalaipuli’ Thaanu on behalf of the Council.