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PETALING JAYA: The Home Ministry has lifted the ban on the controversial Tamil film, Vishwaroopam.
The National Censorship Board and the Malaysian Islamic Develop-ment Department (Jakim) had studied the film from the religious and security aspects and gave the green-light for it to be screened from yesterday.
Board chairman Datuk Raja Azahar Raja Abdul Manap said two meetings were held between them and Jakim had agreed that the movie can now be shown as it was satisfied with the removal of certain scenes considered sensitive.
In a statement here, he said the Home Ministry allowed the movie to be shown in cinemas nationwide following the setting up of a monitoring panel by the censorship board and Jakim.
“Based on feedback from various quarters, the ministry agreed to allow the screening of Vishwaroo-pam.
“But the approval was on condition that film distributor Lotus Five Star AV (M) Sdn Bhd abides by the decision taken by the board to remove certain scenes from the film,” Raja Azahar added.
The film, produced by popular Tamil actor Kamal Hassan who also stars in it, deals with international terrorism.
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