A large number of practicing advocates staged a protest in front of the Egmore Court complex today protesting against comedian Santhanam’s ‘ridiculing’ act which they said amounted to defame not only the advocates but the very legal profession on the whole. Santhanam plays a lawyer in the film ‘Deiva Thirumagal’ which has Vikram, Anushka and Amala Paul in the lead.
Directed by Vijay, the film released a couple of weeks ago and has been well-received by the audience and has earned critical acclaim from the print and television media as well. Anushka and Santhanam play advocates who try their best to help Vikram, who plays a person with ‘special needs’ in the film, to keep custody of his 5-year old daughter.
The advocates raised slogans against Santhanam and demanded an ‘unconditional apology’ from the comedian besides deletion of ‘sequences ridiculing the advocates’. The protest and demonstration went on for an hour or so, which made the locality tense.
After raising slogans, the advocates dispersed peacefully to discharge their duties.