Thursday, June 01, 2006

The Tamil Nadu government dropped a bombshell on all movie-lovers early in the morning today. The 8 A.M. news on Sun T.V. proudly proclaimed the ban on the English and Tamil versions of The Da Vinci Code which was due for release on June 2.
It is really funny to note that primarily Catholic countries like Poland have raised no hue and cry over the release of this movie.
At a time when even mainstream cinema is full of sex, violence and dialogues with double entendres, it is a ridiculous on the part of the government to ban one of the most eagerly awaited movies of the year.
It is a bit funny when you notice that the government has taken no steps to ban movies of Shakeela and other porn queens, but it feels that Ron Howard's movie will corrupt the public especially the youth.
Mr. Karunanidhi is a shrewd politician and in an effort to save his Christian vote bank, he is playing to the galleries and has been instrumental in banning the movie.
Guys an afterthought-
DVDs of the movies are available for less than 100 bucks in various parts of the city. So watch the movie in your house.

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