I won’t budge from telling the truth: Vishal

Deccan Chronicle.  | Anupama Subramanian

Entertainment, Kollywood

A fringe group is protesting against Vishal’a latest movie for showing Digital India and Aadhaar in poor light.


Vijay's film Mersal had been dragged into controversy by BJP leaders over dialogues relating to ‘demonetisation’ and ’GST’. Such opposition only meant that the film got a huge dose of free publicity.  It appears now it’s the turn of actor-producer Vishal's Irumbu Thirai, which hit the screens on May 11. The movie, directed by debutant P.S. Mithran, is facing the wrath of political outfits for reportedly showing the Aadhaar scheme in poor light and taking a dig at PM's vision of 'Digital India'.

Police personnel on guard outside Vishal’s residence.

The film, which revolves around a plot of cybercrimes also brings up topical issues around Aadhaar and crimes on bank databases while revealing the details of the inner workings of  the ‘Digital India’ project, has irked a few fringe groups.

‘It is true that Hindu Munnani Katchi people protested in front of certain theatres. A show was cancelled in Kasi Theatre, after reported pelting of stones by miscreants. However, the shows resumed post noon after police took control of the place. Police protection was provided to theatres like Sathyam Cinemas and AGS Cinemas in T. Nagar to keep at bay any agitations, ‘said a source from the production house.  Police protection was also given to Vishal’s residence at Anna Nagar.

Irumbu… also makes references to how the central government allegedly wasted public money by lending to the likes of Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya. There is also a scene in the film where the Digital World Don, played by Arjun, acquires Aadhaar details of entire India by his crooked ways and tries to encash it.

Meanwhile, Vishal who has been getting accolades from all quarters for the solid and bold content of Irumbu….took to his social media handle and thanked the audiences and his dedicated team. Apparently he has said, ‘Yes it is #aadharcard #DigitalIndia. I won't budge to tell the truth.’