VHP calls for ban on ‘Uttama Villain’

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Party members allege that the lyrics of a song in the film had belittled a conversation between Prahalad and Hiranyakashipu

Vishva Hindu Parishad’s (VHP) Tamil Nadu wing has called for a ban on the Kamal Haasan-starrer Uthama Villain .

The film, scheduled to hit the screens soon, will affect the religious sentiments of Hindu people, the outfit has claimed.

Members of VHP’s Chennai unit approached the office of the commissioner of police on Monday, pressing on the ban with a complaint against the film.

A group, led by the outfit’s city organiser, K.L. Sathyamoorthi, arrived at the commissionerate around noon.

Speaking to mediapersons, the members alleged the lyrics of a song in the film, recently released online, had belittled a conversation between Prahalad (a staunch devotee of Lord Vishnu) and his father Hiranyakashipu (a demon) and this hurt the feelings of Hindus. They condemned Kamal and demanded the film be banned.

VHP members lodged the complaint with officials of the grievance cell of the commissionerate and have also planned further protests against the filmmakers.

A comedy flick, Uthama Villain is directed by well-known actor Ramesh Aravind and produced by N. Lingusamy and Kamal. Ace director K. Balachander, who passed away in December, has played a cameo in the film.

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