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Sarkar movie controversy: Madras High Court restrains..rom arresting director AR Murugadoss till 27 November

The AIADMK protesters had demanded that the movie not be screened till the controversial scenes, which they alleged were an insult to the late AIADMK Chief J Jayalalithaa, were removed from the movie.

A day later, the Madras High Court restrained the state police from arresting AR Murugadoss till 27 November. "So the issue has come to an end", Raju said.

In the meanwhile, actor Varalaxmi Sarathkumar - who plays the role of Komalavalli in the film - also took to Twitter to share her opinion. Ever since its release, many AIADMK ministers and party cadres expressed their displeasure over certain scenes in the film.

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Fans of "dear brother Vijay" also benefited from government welfare schemes like the free mixer-grinder and fan initiative, he told reporters in Madurai.

Actor and MNM founder Kamal Haasan who was the first from the industry to defend Sarkar, had tweeted: "Employing pressure tactics through its tyrannical power to sabotage a duly certified film like Sarkar is not new to this government".

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The AIADMK has been staging protests across TN theatres seeking the removal of some scenes from the movie.

Tamil Nadu Law minister CV Shanmugam was quoted by Times Now, "Through this movie, an attempt is made to instigate violence in society".

The film with Vijay and Keerthi Suresh in the lead roles, was directed by AR Murugadoss and the music was set to tune by Oscar victor AR Rahman. Now, as the makers of the film Sun Pictures Tweeted, police have been at the director's home to arrest him.

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The controversy started after Sarkar starring Vijay hit cinemas on Tuesday, evoking angry reactions from the Tamil Nadu's EPS government.

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