“NO INDIVIDUAL HAS RIGHT TO OBJECT A CENSOR CERTIFIED FILM” – SARATH KUMAR TAMIL CINE UNION COMES IN SUPPORT OF KOMBAN

This evening, the entire Tamil film industry union had thronged together at Film Chamber office

addressing the media channels pertaining to their support over the issues raised against the Tamil

film ‘Komban’ hitting screens tomorrow (April 1).

Speaking on the occasion, Kalaipuli S Dhanu, President of Tamil Film Producers Council said, “These

days, making a film and getting it released has become a speculative task. We have only 10%

confidence over the film’s favourable result and it’s a bleak scenario as everyone knows. But what

turns to be more speculative is the process of getting it censored that becomes a huge burden than

making a film. It’s almost like a woman in labour pain. Moreover, it adds an unbearable pain, when

an individual or a group much prior to the film’s release or without viewing it comes up with

problems that hassle everyone’s expectations. At this critical juncture, we as the members of Tamil

film fraternity come together pleading everyone of this group not to trouble us with unwanted

issues. We all watched ‘Komban’ before meeting you all and it has a beautiful family element

revolving around mother-son, father-daughter and in-law relationship. It gave an immense pleasure

and experience of the same impact we had in ‘Kizhakku Simaiyile’. Personally, I feel the film doesn’t

have any significance or problems of depriving or degrading any particular individual, group or

community. Henceforth, there is no such need to raise an unwanted hurdle for the film and we make

this request as a family of film industry.”

Director Vikraman, President of Tamil Film Directors Union on his part rendered, “I have watched

the film and I don’t sense anything relevant to the issue that has been raised unwantedly. And I am

sure, you are going to watch and experience it. If you come across any such elements that deprive or

degrade any social communities or groups, I promise to walk out of the industry and would never

make a film forever.”

Mr. Sarath Kumar, President of South Indian Cine Artists Association on his part uttered, “It’s

ridiculous to witness such issues being raised and it is completely irrelevant to the film. No one has

the right for any individual or group parties to show objection over a film that has obtained censor

certification. CBFC is a Central Government wing that has its own ethics and procedures to view and

certify a movie. Such kind of issues poses a threat to the same committee of censor board, where

their roles are questioned through such activities by an individual or a group. We, everyone from the

Tamil film fraternity would be working against such issues of safeguarding the rights of each and

every member.”

K.E. Gnanavel Raja of Studio Green was asked by the media channels if he has any personal conflicts

with Krishnasamy who has been responsible for the issue. He gave a reply saying, “We have never

met before and I am really wondering how could it possible for someone to see an unreleased film

and bring out such issues. To be frank, even I haven’t watched the film yet.”

Other present for this occasion were Mr. Radharavi, Secretary of South Indian Cine Artists

Association, Actor Karthi, Director Muthaiah, Actor Karunaas, CV Kumar of Thirukumaran

Entertainment, T. Siva of Amma Creations, Radha Krishnan and many others from the film chamber

were present.

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