With some pro-Tamil groups in the state demanding a ban on John Abraham starer Madras Cafe for its depiction of the outlawed LTTE in negative light, DMK chief M Karunanidhi today urged the government to ascertain the truth behind such charges and take "appropriate action."
"I have not watched this film. It is being said the film has been produced (made) in a way (that is) insulting to the Eelam Tamil fighters (LTTE). It would be proper only if state government ascertains whether this information is true and then takes appropriate action," he said.
The DMK chief was responding to a query in party mouthpiece Murasoli on whether the film should be banned. Pro-Tamil outfits including Vaiko's MDMK and Seeman's Naam Tamilar have sought a ban on the Hindi flick, slated for release this week.
Set in the late 80s and early 90s in India and Sri Lanka, Madras Cafe traces the political and military histories of the neighbours and covers the Research and Analysis Wing and Lankan rebel group LTTE's activities through the eye of an agent, played by Abraham, who has also produced the movie.
The film was shown to select activists of pro-Tamil outfits here on Sunday, after they demanded screening of the movie before release, as they suspected it showed the LTTE in bad light.