Vishwaroopam which was originally slated to be released on 25 January 2013 was once again banned by the Madras High Court on 30 January 2013. Tamil Nadu government under Section 144 of the Indian Criminal Procedure Code banned the film because of allegations by certain Islamic organisations. Islamic organisations protested that the film displayed their community in negative light.
The details of the film are as follows:
Vishwaroopam is an Indian Tamil spy thriller movie which is written, directed and co-produced by Kamal Haasan. The theme of the film surrounds around Vishwanath (Kamal Haasan) who is a Muslim. The film involves his encounter with the Afghani Al-Qaeda, the terrorist group.
•Director of the film: Kamal Haasan
•Producer of the film: Kamal Haasan and Chandra Haasan
•Written by: Kamal Haasan and Atul Tiwari
•Star cast: Kamal Haasan, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah, Rahul Bose and Jaideep Ahlawat
•Budget: 95 crore Rupees
•Distributed by: PVP Films