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HC allows Madras Café release

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Chennai, August 21, 2013
First Published: 23:45 IST(21/8/2013) | Last Updated: 23:46 IST(21/8/2013)

In a relief for the John Abraham-starrer Madras Café, the Madras High Court on Wednesday allowed its release on Friday but with a rider — that its Tamil version would not be released in Tamil Nadu without the Censor Board clearance.


Quashing a petition seeking a ban on the film, justice S Rajeswaran and justice T Mathivanan said there was no need to give any interim direction at this point of time.

The judges asked the director general of police and the producer to give a detailed reply to lawyer Stalin’s charges and posted the case for hearing on September 3.

The Shoojit Sircar-directed spy thriller, set in the early 1990s, allegedly portrays Tamils as “anti-nationals and terrorists”.

While actor-producer John Abraham urged “all of Chennai” to support the film’s release, Tamil organisations continued to protest against the film on Wednesday, with several student organisations and the BJP joining the fray.

Tamil Nadu BJP chief Pon Radhakrishnan said if the film was released it could create law and order problems.

In Mumbai, the party warned that its activists would take to streets if the film was screened there.

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