According to Maran, the film will take a dig at the leading political parties in Tamil Nadu and three prominent religions in the country
Director Maran with producer Adam Bava
Popular YouTuber Maran's directorial debut, Anti Indian, has been facing several troubles from Censor Board from the time the film was screened to them, thanks to its controversial content. The makers got the shock of their lives when the board outrightly declined their request to certify the movie.
Later, they screened the movie before a revising committee, which consisted of 10 members, including Kannada filmmaker Nagabharana. However, they suggested the makers to remove a few scenes and dialogues, apart from a change in the project's title. Post the screening, the committee unanimously said they can issue U/A certificate to the movie if the makers adhere to 38 suggestions of theirs.
Maran had then revealed that his next plan is to approach the High Court if they face a backlash from re-revising committee, too. At a press meet held recently, he informed that the team has received a favourable verdict from the Court, and that the film is likely to hit the screens in October or November without any cuts. Interestingly, after Bollywood films, Udta Punjab and Padmaavat, Anti Indian was said to be the movie to have faced so many cuts from the committee. The movie's trailer is expected to be out on October 8.
Aadukalam Naren and Radha Ravi among others will be seen playing lead roles in the film, which according to Maran, will take a dig at the leading political parties in Tamil Nadu and three prominent religions in the country. In the press meet, he also said why he chose the title Anti Indian for the movie.
He said, "Looks like the title of the film was one of the major reasons why it courted controversy. But there is an appropriate reason for why we picked up this title, and the audience will understand it once they watch the film. Our basic intention is to convey that all political leaders who divide people on the basis of religions are anti Indian."