It seems Thalapathy Vijay’s new flick Kaththi might be sinking in deep political waters. The A.R. Murgadoss movie produced by Ayngaran Films also has a tie up with Lyca Productions owned by Subaskaran Allirajah.
Now, Subaskaran is a known friend of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse! The anger of the Tamil population towards Rajapakse is well known due to the alleged genocide of Tamilians in Sri Lanka by the military. The people have asked that their sentiments be respected and that the government intervene in the matter.
Vijay is no stranger to politics interfering with the entertainment industry as his other movies in the past, Kaavalan and Thalaivaa, both faced some issues based on political grounds.
In fact, Thalaivaa released to bomb threats because of the caption of the movie and distributers gave in to the threats and almost boycotted the film until the caption was removed.
While the sentiments of the Indians, in general, towards the Lankan Government and the Tamilians, in particular, certainly has merit based on the atrocities that are alleged to be happening in Sri Lanka, we have to wonder – where do we draw the line between ‘reel life’ and real life or even art and politics?