Late anti-freebie crusader Balaji is Vijay-starrer Sarkar hero

Late anti-freebie crusader Balaji is Vijay-starrer Sarkar hero

Nearly a year after the demise of 44-year-old anti-freebie crusader-advocate S Subramaniam Balaji, Tamil movie Sarkar has stirred a controversy over the freebie schemes of the state government. The ruling AIADMK was angry at the Vijay-starrer for criticsing their schemes. Its cadres protested against Sarkar outside theatres in Coimbatore, Chennai and Madurai. The credit for…

Madras high court grants interim relief to AR Murugadoss as makers agree to remove scenes from Sarkar

Madras high court grants interim relief to AR Murugadoss as makers agree to remove scenes from Sarkar

After the reports of protests against AR Murugadoss’ Sarkar, the Madras high court has granted the director interim relief from arrest till 27 November. The director had applied for anticipatory bail as the protests and opposition to the film’s scenes grew.  The director had tweeted a complaint about the police visiting his residence late at…

AR Murugadoss says police visited him; Vishal, Kamal Haasan tweet in support

AR Murugadoss says police visited him; Vishal, Kamal Haasan tweet in support

While AR Murugadoss’ Sarkar is minting money at the box office, the film seems to have run into political opposition. Director Murugadoss on Thursday tweeted that police had visited his residence late at night. However, in the absence of the director, they left. The visit comes soon after the growing protests against scenes in the…

Vijay’s Sarkar sets the cash registers ringing with Rs100 crore worldwide in 2 days

Vijay’s Sarkar sets the cash registers ringing with Rs100 crore worldwide in 2 days

Vijay’s Sarkar opened to mixed reactions from audiences and critics alike, but that did not stop the film from setting the cash registers ringing. The AR Murugadoss directorial has posted India’s biggest opening this year. Trade sources said the film collected nearly Rs60 crore on its first day globally with Rs47 crore coming from the…