Chennai: While Tamil film Sarkar, featuring Vijay, has courted controversy with AIADMK expressing its displeasure, actor-politician Kamal Haasan has come in support of the film.

AIADMK leaders have claimed that the film portrays their party in poor light. They have begun protesting and even vandalising theatres across Tamil Nadu.

Kamal Haasan Tweeted stating, "The way this government has been pressuring the film's team, despite having obtained the censor certificate, is not new. A government that cannot take criticisms will eventually be ruined. These people, who are after power, will fall one day. Sincere people with integrity will win."


AIADMK, meanwhile, has alleged that Sarkar has scenes that portray a disparaging account of late Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa's leadership. The party leaders further said that their welfare schemes have been "ridiculed".

Several leaders, including fisheries minister D Jayakumar, have spoken against the film and demanded that those "controversial scenes must be removed". Law minister CV Shanmugham said that the party leaders would discuss and decide if they need to file a case against Sarkar's team.