The petitioner had alleged that the film portrayed Aadhaar in a bad light.

Petition filed against Vishals Irumbu Thirai dismissed to release on May 11
Flix Controversy Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 12:16

The road for the release of Vishal’s Irumbu Thirai on May 11 has been cleared after the Madras High Court on Thursday dismissed a writ petition filed against the film. The petitioner, Natarajan, had alleged that the film portrayed Aadhaar in a bad light after watching the film’s trailer.

According to a report in The Hindu, a division bench of Justices V Parthiban and PD Audikesavalu rejected the petition as they did not find any merit in the case.

Questioning the petitioner’s counsel, Justice Parthiban reportedly said:“If the petitioner would decide which movie should be released and which should not be released on the basis of the trailer, then what was the purpose of having constituted a Central Board of Film Certification, which had already cleared the decks for the release of Irumbu Thirai?”

It is interesting to note that a plea on similar grounds was filed against Vijay’s Mersal. The film, although a success, also kicked-up controversy post its release when the BJP wanted certain scenes that criticised the Goods and Services Tax to be removed.

Irumbu Thirai is set to release on May 11. Vishal had arranged for a special screening on May 8 for select members of the press.

According to tweets from those who attended the screening, the film seems to have a gripping first half.

The film’s trailer was released on May 6 and has been produced by Vishal under his banner Vishal Film Factory. Directed by Mithran, the film stars Vishal and Samantha Ruth Prabhu in lead roles. This is Vishal’s 24th film.

While Vishal plays an army officer, Samantha will be seen as a doctor. The film also stars Arjun Sarja in a pivotal role, with Delhi Ganesh, Robo Shankar and Vincent Ashokan forming the rest of the cast. The film marks Vishal’s first collaboration with Action King Arjun, who plays the antagonist.

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