Purampokku faced problems with Censors, reveals Jananathan

Purampokku-from-tomorrowNational award-winning director S.P. Jananathan, who has only directed four films in a career spanning 12 years, has revealed that his upcoming film Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai which releases tomorrow (15th May) in theatres didn’t have a smooth passage when it was censored by the Regional Censor Board some time back.

Starring Arya, Shaam and Vijay Sethupathi as the three heroes with Karthika Nair playing the lone heroine, Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai has music by Varshan. UTV Motion Pictures has jointly produced the film in association with S.P. Jananathan’s Binary Films. Jananathan has also penned the story, screenplay and dialogues of the film besides helming the film.

“I faced problems when I tried to register the film’s title. It was only after I pointed out the fact that Purampokku is a word which is widely used in Govt. documents on lands that they agreed to register the title. Arya plays a prisoner, Vijay Sethupathi plays a hangman while Shaam plays a cop. Karthika plays a revolutionary in the film.

“When the film was sent to the Censors, one of the officials sought a ban on releasing the film. However, others in the Censor panel were in support of the film and thankfully, the film was cleared with an ‘U’ certificate,” concludes Jananathan. Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai is to release in theatres tomorrow.

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