Press Esc to close
Sunday 30 August 2015
News updated at 2:53 AM IST
Weather
Max: 27.6°C
Min : 19.4°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Release of 'Vishwaroopam' further delayed in Bangalore

Chennai, Jan 27, 2013 (IANS)
People coming out of a theatre after watching a show of Kamal Hassan's 'Vishwaroopam' that was released in Kochi on Friday. PTI

The Bangalore-release of "Vishwaroopam" has been further delayed by theatre owners following orders from the police. The film was scheduled to start playing in 12 screens Sunday, but the scheduled screenings didn't take place.

"The police banned the film after citing law and order problems yesterday (Saturday). We are waiting for the final go-ahead from the police to resume playing the film in about 20 theatres in Bangalore. People are standing outside the theatres patiently waiting for the screening to start," a representative from Urvashi cinemas told IANS.

Written, produced and directed by Kamal Haasan, who also stars in the film, it also features Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah, Rahul Bose, Shekhar Kapur and Jaideep Ahlawat in important roles.

Both 10.45 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. Sunday shows at the Urvashi got cancelled. Other theatres have also not screened the film since morning.

"We planned to have four shows of the film since this (Sunday) morning but the first two shows of the day remain cancelled. If we would get a go-ahead during the course of the day, then we'll have rest of the shows."

The Tamil and Telugu versions of "Vishwaroopam", which deals with the adversities of war, were scheduled to release on Jan 25, but the Tamil Nadu government imposed a curb on it following protests from Muslim groups.

The ban came after members of Muslim organisations objected to the film on the ground that it portrays the community in bad light.

A day later, the Madras High Court restricted the film's release till Jan 28. Justice K. Venkatraman along with some members of the judiciary watched the private screening of Kamal Haasan's banned film "Vishwaroopam" in Chennai Saturday. He will give his final verdict on the film Jan 28.

Though the film was screened on the opening in Andhra Pradesh and Kerala, but soon after the first show many theatres were asked to stop the screening. "Vishwaroop", the Hindi version, is slated to release Feb 1.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal showcases a creation by designer Bugatti during Lakme Fashion...

Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal showcases a creation by designer Bugatti during Lakme Fashion...

President Pranab Mukherjee honours gymnast Dipa Karmakar with Arjuna Award 2015...

President Pranab Mukherjee honours gymnast Dipa Karmakar with Arjuna Award 2015...

Malayali women light lamps at Lord Ayyappa Temple on the occasion of Onam festival...

Malayali women light lamps at Lord Ayyappa Temple on the occasion of Onam festival...

Mahants and sadhus from various Akharas arrive for the first Royal Bath of the Kumbh Mela...

Mahants and sadhus from various Akharas arrive for the first Royal Bath of the Kumbh Mela...

Indian women tie Rakhis onto the wrists of Indian BSF soldiers during the Raksha Bandhan...

Indian women tie Rakhis onto the wrists of Indian BSF soldiers during the Raksha Bandhan...

Women and Children from various segments of society tying ‘Rakhi’ to Prime Minister...

Women and Children from various segments of society tying ‘Rakhi’ to Prime Minister...

Muslim women tie rakhis to police officials on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan...

Muslim women tie rakhis to police officials on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan...

President Pranab Mukherjee honours tennis player Sania Mirza with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna...

President Pranab Mukherjee honours tennis player Sania Mirza with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna...

School girls tying Rakhi on the wrists of BSF personnel during celebrations of Raksha Bandhan...

School girls tying Rakhi on the wrists of BSF personnel during celebrations of Raksha Bandhan...

Ex-servicemen celebrate Raksha Bandhan even as they continue their...

Ex-servicemen celebrate Raksha Bandhan even as they continue their...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523