Release of 'Komban' could instigate violence in TN says party; film under review
Features Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | March 31, 2015 | 09:40 am IST The Madras High Court's Madurai bench on Monday appointed a special panel to view forthcoming Tamil film "Komban", and review whether its release would affect law and order in the state. Legislator K. Krishnasamy, who is also the president of Puthiya Tamilagam party, moved court alleging that the release of Karthi-starrer "Komban" would create tension between the Thevar and some scheduled caste communities. After hearing the views of both the parties, Justice S. Tamilvanan and Justice V.S. Ravi said the movie should be screened in Chennai on Tuesday. According to The Hindu, the pro-Dalit party in the state had demanded a ban on the film saying that it could instigate caste clashes. A 10-member expert committee consisting of two retired judges and members from the petitioner's side as well the producer's side has to see the movie and submit a report. The case was adjourned to Tuesday evening. Originally slated for release on Thursday in cinemas, "Komban" is yet to be given the censor certificate. With inputs from IANS
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