Thursday, June 01, 2006

TN Bans Code

Even though the Censor Board of India has cleared The DaVinci Code, the state of Tamil Nadu (TN) has banned this movie as it would purportedly offend the religious sentiments of Christians. Accoring to the TN Govt...
The screening of the movie might hurt the religious feelings and sentiments of the Christian community and lead to demonstrations and disturb peace and tranquillity within the State, the release added.
Even Vatican backed off from its initial protests and most of the Christian majority countries have allowed the movie, what is the reason for banning it in TN?. The reasoning given by TN sounds hollow and lame.

Where is it going next ? Would the TN Govt ban the book as well? It has been available for a while and the pavement bookshops are doing brisk business of this book.

All this when the distributors were seeing great response for the movie.

Here is what Thennavan and Sambhar Mafia had to say about this issue

Here is my previous post on Davinci Dilemma