Vishwaroopam

  • Simply South: Sudeep creates a stir after 'Bachchan' release April 19, 2013

    Sudeep is creating quite a stir after his "Bachchan" set a benchmark at box office. Meanwhile, Kamal Hassan is already planning a sequel to his controversial film "Vishwaroopam". ...
  • Support for 'Vishwaroopam' overwhelming, sequel in 2013: Kamal Haasan February 13, 2013

    'Vishwaroopam', the film that got banned, became a symbol of cultural terrorism and eventually became a massive hit. ...
  • 'Vishwaroopam' releases in Tamil Nadu, Haasan says the pain was worth it February 8, 2013

    Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam was finally released in Tamil Nadu across 600 theatres. Our Correspondent caught up with the actor and got him talking about the reception the film is getting at the box office and also inviting the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister to watch the film. ...
  • Artists question curbing freedom of expression February 7, 2013

    We saw it in case of Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam', Salman Rushdie's visit to Kolkata and most recently, in the case of Kashmir's first all girls rock band and art exhibitions in Delhi and Bangalore; creative freedom seems to be at the receiving end of protests by fringe groups. Here's the...
  • The Last Word: Why is Indian society unable to stand up for freedom of expression? February 7, 2013

    The VHP's women wing on Wednesday continued to disrupt an exhibition at Delhi Art Gallery saying it portrayed women in a bad way. ...
  • Simply South: 'Kadal' and 'David' fail to impress at the box office February 6, 2013

    Mani Ratnam's 'Kadal' and Bejoy Nambiar's 'David' which released last Friday have both failed to impress at the box office. Coming up next is Kamal Haasan's much delayed 'Vishwaroopam' which will hit the screens in Tamil Nadu on February 7. ...
  • 'Vishwaroop' fares average at the box office, 'David' fails to entertain February 5, 2013

    The Hindi version of Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam', which released on February 1 in 800 screens across cities has fared well at the box office. Made at Rs 95 crore, the film has grossed Rs 7.65 crore approximately in its opening weekend. ...
  • Relief for Kamal Haasan, 'Vishwaroopam' to be released in Tamil Nadu on Feb 7 February 5, 2013

    Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam' will finally hit the theatres on February 7 in Tamil Nadu. Here's the latest on this real life drama over the reel life story. ...
  • People should stand up for a culture of free expression, tolerance: Tharoor February 3, 2013

    While speaking to Karan Thapar on this week's Devil's Advocate, Tharoor said that people are going out of their way to clamp down on cultural freedom in the name of religion....
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey February 2, 2013

    The Cabinet, which met at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's residence on Friday to discuss recommendations given by the Justice Verma Committee, approved an ordinance on tackling sexual harassment against women. Death penalty or life imprisonment for convicts in extreme cases is included in the ordinance, according to sources. ...
  • 'Vishwaroop' is not just about Muslims: Viewers in Mumbai February 1, 2013

    'Vishwaroop', the Hindi version of Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam', was released on Friday. ...
  • Sceptical about protests against 'Vishwaroopam': Ashis Nandy February 1, 2013

    The sociologist, who got a major reprieve on Friday after the SC directed the police not to arrest him over his remarks on Dalits, said that it would be "nice to have some sceptical view on some of these protests". ...
  • No regulation from UP govt on the release of 'Vishwaroop': Theatre manager February 1, 2013

    Dinesh Singh, a theatre manager in Uttar Pradesh, said that they had been assured full security by the police. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 31, 2013

    The CBI will be under the supervision of the Lokpal, while a public servant facing an inquiry by the Lokpal will be given an opportunity to be heard at the stage of the preliminary inquiry. ...
  • Is Centre helpless in 'Vishwaroopam' controversy? January 31, 2013

    As Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa came out strongly in defence of the ban imposed on the screening of Kamal Haasan-starrer 'Vishwaroopam', IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai asks Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari if the government is helpless in front of states when it comes to law and order. ...
  • The Last Word: Is India weak in defending freedom of speech? January 31, 2013

    Do the Ashis Nandy, Vishwaroopam and Salman Rushdie incidents prove that the Indian state is weak in defending freedom of speech? ...
  • 'Vishwaroopam' row: Haasan thanks Jayalalithaa for clarifying stand on ban January 31, 2013

    First signs of a possible compromise in Tamil Nadu emerge over the ban on Kamal Haasan's film 'Vishwaroopam'. At a press conference in Mumbai the actor and director thanked Chief Minister Jayalalitha for clarifying she had nothing to do with the ban. ...
  • 'Vishwaroopam' ban: Right to freedom of expression curbed? January 31, 2013

    Shah Rukh Khan's essay on being a Khan that was published in a weekly magazine led to a debate over his security on January 29. Just a day later, Salman Rushdie and the team of 'Midnight's Children' had to cancel their Kolkata promotional tour at the last minute. This after...
  • Will watch Vishwaroop and decide on its screening in UP: Akhilesh January 31, 2013

    There is possible trouble for Kamal Haasan's 'Visgwaroopam' in North India as well. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said he will take a call on banning the Hindi version 'Vishwaroop' after watching it. Samajwadi Party leaders say the movie could be banned in UP if it hurts the sentiments...
  • Delighted by news on Cinematograph Act: Leela Samson January 31, 2013

    Censor board chairperson Leela Samson welcomed the government's step of considering amendments to the Cinematograph Act. Leela Samson said, "If the government comes up with this, it is the best news I have heard in a long time. We have been defending ourselves in Chennai against what the attorney said...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 30, 2013

    Catch the day's stories on India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • The Last Word: What does 'Vishwaroopam' row tell us about our attitude to freedom of expression? January 30, 2013

    What does the 'Vishwaroopam' controversy tell us about the censor board? About the Jayalalithaa government? And the attitude of the Indian system to freedom of expression? ...
  • News 360: Court stays release of 'Vishwaroopam', Haasan threaten to leave country January 30, 2013

    The Madras High Court on Tuesday stayed the release of Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam' in Tamil Nadu till February 6, even as an emotional actor and producer Haasan threatened to leave the country and caved into the demand of deleting certain scenes from the film. ...
  • 'Vishwaroopam' ban: Mumbai angry, says Kamal Haasan has right to screen film January 30, 2013

    In Mumbai, people are speaking up against ban on actor and director Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam' and are saying that it is Haasan's right to screen his film and their right to watch it. ...
  • Is Kamal Haasan victim of a political game of Tamil Nadu government? January 30, 2013

    Actor and director Kamal Haasan has said he is the victim of a political game. Is this cultural terrorism by the Tamil Nadu government? Is he being hounded by the state government? ...
  • Kerala hails 'Vishwaroopam', says it doesn't hurt sentiments January 30, 2013

    Kamal Haasan's latest film 'Vishwaroopam' ran into trouble after Muslim groups in Tamil Nadu alleged that its content hurt their sentiments. ...
  • No need for objection as film cleared by the Censor Board: Digvijaya January 30, 2013

    'Vishwaroopam' was banned in Tamil Nadu on the insistence of some Muslim organisations which felt that it depicted the community in poor light. ...
  • Release 'Vishwaroopam' without any cuts, says Madras High Court January 30, 2013

    Kamal Haasan got a late night relief from the Madras High Court after the court decided to put in abeyance the prohibitory orders issued by the Tamil Nadu government to delay Vishwaroopam's release. But the relief could be short lived as the Tamil Nadu government has appealed against the order. ...
  • Bolly Buzz: 'Vishwaroopam' suffers loss of nearly Rs 25 crore January 29, 2013

    The future of Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam' continues to be uncertain with the Madras High Court deferring the verdict on its release till Tuesday. ...
  • 'Vishwaroopam' opens to packed theatres in Kerala, limited screening in Karnataka January 25, 2013

    Vishwaroopam', facing a two-week ban in Tamil Nadu, is released in Kerala but its screening was stopped in Hyderabad. ...