The government announced a two-week ban on the film last evening after protests by Muslim groups. Kamal Haasan, who has also directed the mega-budget 95-crore film, described the ban as "cultural terrorism" before he took his case to court. The film was set to release in 500 theatres in Tamil Nadu tomorrow.
The actor-director is not in the country.
Kamal Haasan had invited the leaders of Muslim organisations to a special screening of the film recently, but the viewing did not change their opinion that the movie "could disturb communal harmony."
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