However, not everyone is happy with the film that revolves around a lawyer seeking justice for a man from the Irular community, who's subjected to custodial torture. Directed by TJ Gnanavel, the film is based on a true story that happened in 1993.
Previously, PMK (Pattali Makkal Katchi) youth wing leader Anbumani Ramadoss claimed that the film insulted a specific community. But, Suriya, who also produced the movie, denied having any intention of insulting any community.
“I am doing by best to improve the lives of fellow human beings. I have the support and love from people across India belonging to all sections of society. I have no need or intention to seek publicity by insulting anyone,” he said.
Soon after, the organisation of the community specified by Anbumani issued a legal notice to the actor and sought an apology, and the removal of scenes they found defamatory to the community. The legal notice also demanded Rs 5 crore in damages.
Following the news, netizens, including many celebrities have come forward to support Suriya via Twitter. The hashtag @WeStandWithSuriya started trending on the social platform.
Check out some of the tweets here:
#WeStandWithSuriya— Kavitha Muralidharan (@kavithamurali) November 15, 2021
The actor gave one crore for education of irular children and in his letter to comrade k Balakrishnan has talked about exploring ways to help the education of kuravar children.
அவரு கிட்ட தான் 5 கோடி நஷ்ட ஈடு கேட்டிருக்காங்க ????
We support Social Justice, We support Humanism, We are against Casteism, We support Inclusiveness, We support holistic Development of this Society. We support Truth And so#WeStandWithSuriya @Suriya_offl pic.twitter.com/7AoVzMjB4J— Tribal Army (@TribalArmy) November 14, 2021
Source: The News Minute & The Hindu
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