Malaysia bans Vishwaroopam, Kamal Haasan fans outraged

By Hindustan Times

Malaysian Home Ministry has banned Kamal Hassan’s controversial Tamil movie, Vishwaroopam, and it has been withdrawn from the cinema halls, which has outraged the fans throughout the country. The film’s distributor Lotus Fivestar AV said they were told to stop screening the movie on Friday, the Star Online reports.

The film, which opened on Thursday, has run to packed houses, the paper said. Company’s director Datuk R. Ramalingam said they would refund those who purchased tickets through advance bookings, or allow them to use it for other films.

The Censorship Board had already approved the film. The release of the movie, which focuses on international terrorism, has also been delayed in Tamil Nadu following complaints from Muslims, the