A Tamil film Thambivudaiyan, which deals with the Cauvery water dispute has run into trouble with the censor board, which has placed a ban on the release of the film.
The film is about the sufferings of the farmers of Thanjavur region. The censor board has objected to its content and banned the film's release.
Director Raja Mahesh, however, has a different version.
"The problem has been there for decades but it still remains unresolved. As I too am from Thanjavur district, I wanted to attempt a solution to this long-pending issue through a movie."
Talking about the scene the censor board has objected to, Mahesh said: "The hero of the film abducts the wife and children of a powerful minister and says that they would be released only if the 'other side' releases water to the starving farmers".
When the censor board asked Mahesh to remove this particular sequence he refused saying that it was an important sequence. The censor board went ahead and banned the film.
"We have decided to go in for another appeal," Mahesh said.