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Veteran Indian actor Kamal Haasan had written, directed and co-produced "Vishwaroopam".
25 Jan – Highly anticipated Tamil movie "Vishwaroopam" starring Kamal Haasan is banned in Tamil Nadu, India due to issued court order over alleged portrayal of Muslims in a bad light, however after yesterday's successful opening day in Malaysia, future screenings of the movie are now indefinitely postponed.
Yesterday, Thursday, 25 January; the opening day of the Tamil "Mission Impossible" which saw most of its local shows sold out, cinemas were informed of the possibilities of it being postponed due to the aforementioned court order, which led the distributor in India to halt the issuing of the password access code which is needed to access the digital hard disk that stores the 2D version of the movie.
Should the ban in India had then affected our shores, many local cinemas which planned to screen the 2D version of the movie would've been unable to carry on with the screening.
Only limited locations playing the 35mm version of the movie which included most LFS Cinema locations, TGV Capsquare and Seremban, most MBO Cinemas with the exception of their Terminal 2 location, along with certain GSC cinemas, would have been amongst the only ones capable to screen the movie.
However today, Lotus Five Star Sdn. Bhd., the local distributor of the movie has confirmed that they are currently in meetings with the Indian distributor as it seems that now the ban might affect us after all.
As local cinemas have been advised to halt all shows until further notice, GSC has confirmed that refunds will be made available for the cancelled screenings within one week from the screening date with proof of purchase, while certain cinemas that have pre-booked sold out halls for today will be proceeding with the screening.