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Updated: 01/25/2013 04:25 | By Channel NewsAsia

Moviegoers disappointed on "Vishwaroopam" being postponed

Moviegoers disappointed on "Vishwaroopam" being postponed


Moviegoers disappointed on "Vishwaroopam" being postponed

SINGAPORE: Patrons who turned up to watch the latest movie by actor—director Kamal Hassan received a rude shock on Thursday.

The Tamil version of his mega budget movie "Vishwaroopam" was to have premiered in Singapore on Thursday afternoon before its worldwide release on Friday.

However, India’s Tamil Nadu state banned the release of the movie for two weeks on Wednesday night due to protests by some Muslim groups on the content of the movie, which deals with terrorism and the Al Qaeda.

The movie’s worldwide distributors decided to delay the screening of its Tamil version in Singapore till further notice.

Patrons who had already bought their tickets were given refunds.

The mega budget movie was made in three languages and the Hindi version premiered in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

— CNA/ck

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