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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

No Vinci Code!

This is absolutely ridiculous. The Tamil Nadu State Government has decided to suspend the release of The da Vinci Code in the state; this despite the Central Government clearing the movie for release.

According to a press release:
The screening of the movie might hurt the religious feelings and sentiments of the Christian community and lead to demonstrations and disturb peace and tranquillity within the State...

10 Comments:

Blogger Soumyadip said...

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6/01/2006 02:16:00 AM  
Blogger Anu said...

Its really sad.. this was on the top of my list of must-watch movies. :(

6/01/2006 06:05:00 AM  
Blogger Bishu said...

The TN elections are just over and ruling party needn't care a shit about public sentiments for the next few years.Then why the ban and who are they trying to impress?
Is it the same Catholic lady that Punjab's CM Amrinder Singh was trying to impress when he banned the movie? Is some reshuffle in the central cabinet expected?Man, this is getting crazier than I could ever think of.

6/01/2006 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Vijay Krishna said...

@Anu: I hear the movie isn't all that good. Maybe you are saved.

@Bishu: Yeah, nothing can explain it.

6/01/2006 11:05:00 AM  
Blogger Eshwar S said...

I watched the movie last weekend and it wasn't so bad as what the critics said.

Moreover, it doesn't say anything inflamatory about chritianity but only suggests that jesus had a wife. I am sure those who took this decision to ban the movie haven't even seen it. Sad day!

6/01/2006 04:59:00 PM  
Blogger Anu said...

True, I read CNN's report. But then, its one of my favorite books, and Im curious to see what they have done with it.

6/01/2006 07:59:00 PM  
Blogger Suresh S SCJP1.4 said...

hi,

the film is nice for people who had not read the book
.tOM HANKS HAS not showed his talent.any other guy in place tom hanks the film would be hit.
the silas description is book doesnt match character

6/02/2006 01:14:00 AM  
Blogger Selva said...

I am waiting for the day when the state goverment approves the screening of the movie, and the local councillors would then exercise their power and ban the screening in their respective wards, circle or whatever.

6/02/2006 04:00:00 AM  
Blogger A.J.Anto said...

http://antorocks.blogspot.com/2006/06/pointlessness-of-censorship.html

6/02/2006 06:39:00 AM  
Blogger Arun said...

The laws are getting more and more draconian as days go by. The govt. says it is acting in the interest of the minorities, but as far as i can see, they seem as much disappointed by the ban as others. Heck. Bloddy politics.

6/02/2006 08:28:00 AM  

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