A source informs that the makers were also asked to remove references to two prominent political parties in Tamil Nadu, apart from the names of two characters in the film, who are depicted as actor Kabali and a politician named Raja of a national outfit. The committee said they are ready to give U/A certificate to the film, if the makers agreed to make 38 changes as suggested by them. After Udta Punjab and Padmaavat, Anti Indian is said to be the film to have faced these many cuts from the revising committee. We now hear that the makers are approaching a re-revising committee.
The source says, “ Though the committee has suggested 38 cuts, removal of all these words would mean close to 100 cuts. Generally, filmmakers can approach a re-revising committee only when almost half of revising committee members have a difference of opinion with others. In this case, all 10 of them have objected to the content. The makers have already submitted their petition to approach another 10-member re-revising committee.”
According to the source, the makers aren’t happy about how the revising committee judged the film as they allege that a few of them do not understand Tamil. The source adds, “Though the committee watched the film with subtitles, the makers believe that each state has its own nativity and culture, because of which it is important that those who judge a film should know the language. The makers are planning to approach the Madras High Court if the revising committee denies permission to go to the re-revising committee.”