The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has lodged a complaint with the Chennai Police against Kamal Haasan’s upcoming film titled Uttama Villain stating that the film had ‘objectionable’ content wherein Hindu Gods have been criticized badly. It also demanded that the film’s release in theatres be banned forthwith.
Theatrical release of Uttama Villain starring Kamal Haasan, Andrea Jeremiah, Pooja Kumar, Nassar and the late and legendary K. Balachander, has been postponed at least twice in the past and it is now expected that the film would be releasing worldwide on 01st May. Ramesh Aravind, Kamal Haasan’s co-star in a few films and an established hero in his own right, makes his directorial debut in Tamil with this film.
In its complaint lodged with the Chennai Police Commissioners, the Chennai City Unit of the VHP has said: “Various avatars of Hindu Gods have been criticized in a derogatory manner in Uttama Villain.
The conversation between Bhakta Prahlad and his father Hiranyan has been included in the film as a folk song with the title ‘Story of blood’, which is a clear attempt at maligning Hindu Gods and their avatars.
“Kamal Haasan, who has always shown himself as an atheist, has purposely gone ahead and criticized and insulted Hindu Gods, thereby hurting the sentiments of millions of Hindus all over the world. We, therefore, demand a ban on the film’s release in theatres,” the complaint said.