Sarkar, which has been breaking box office records ever since its release on Tuesday, came under the scanner after ruling party AIADMK found certain scenes objectionable.
Following pressure from the ruling AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu, three cuts from AR Murugadoss' Deepavali release Sarkar have been made after state-wide protests from the ruling party. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has approved these alterations.
The said scene features director A. R. Murugadoss making a special guest appearance and disposing a mixer bearing veteran actor Pala. Shanmugam compared the scenes (burning of freebies) in the movie with terrorist activity aimed at instigating violence against the state government.
This is for the first time Rajini has openly come out in support of a movie. In some places, the protestors resorted to tearing the banners of Vijay erected by the fans inside the theatre premises and shouting slogans demanding Murugadoss' arrest.
AIADMK workers staged protests against the film Thursday after several ministers took exception to scenes in the film criticising welfare schemes and a reference to late chief minister J Jayalalithaa. If they (the makers) remove these scenes, then it is good.
Madras High Court on Friday restrained Tamil Nadu police from arresting "Sarkar" movie director AR Murugadoss till 27th of November.
Despite entering the 100 crore club in a span of two days, Sarkar starring "Thalapathy" Vijay, Keerthy Suresh and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar alongside Radha Ravi, Pala.