The Madras High Court on Thursday issued an order of postponing the release of Viswaroopam till January 28, on a petition filed by its producer – director Kamal Haasan Haasan against the State government’s ban on his movie.
On Wednesday night, the government had ordered a 15-day ban on the movie, pointing out that the release might create ‘law and order issues,’. The film was to release on 25 January.
Kamal Haasan, who filed two writ petitions, mentioned that there was no notice served on Kamal Haasan before banning the movie and that he had no knowledge of such an action coming up and there was no order
against which he could file a petition on. ‘We have filed two write petitions: One seeking a declaration that the action is aconstitutional and another writ petition for a mandamus for forbearing from any more interfering with the right to peacefully releasing the film,’ said the counsel appeared for Haasan.
The movie stars Kamal Haasan, Pooja Kumar, Andrea, Rahul Bose and Shekher Kapur in the lead roles. Music is by Shankar Ehshaan Loy.