Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah release in trouble
The release of Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah has run into trouble following a petition filed at the High Court to restrain the producer from releasing the film.
Justice S Vydyanathan who admitted the petition filed by Tamil Nadu Shia Muslim Jamath (TNSMI) issued notice to the Central Board of Film Certification, Chennai, and V Ravichandran, producer of the film Aascar Films (P) Limited returnable by June 3.
In its petition TNSMI contended that the movie portrays Muslims, particularly the Shia Community, in a "highly demeaning manner" and has tendencies to incite religious sentiments and create communal tension in certain sensitive areas in the state. The petitioner said religious rituals are shown as a mockery in the film and these rituals were depicted violently showing Muslim leaders in a bad taste.
TNSMI said their leaders had approached the Commissioner of Police of Greater Chennai with their complaint on May 20 to take necessary action against the producer of film. As no action was taken, the petition was filed, the petitioner said.
Jai and Nazriya Nazim play the lead roles in Thirumanam Ennuk Nikkah directed by debutante Anees. The film is produced by Aascar Ravichandran. The film has been censored with an U certificate.