Vishwaroopam: Fans celebrate

Kamal Haasan’s Tamil movie Vishwaroopam was released Thursday to great welcome by fans across Tamilnadu.

In theatres across the State, it was all fun and festivity after a fortnight-long suspense as the actor insisted his freedom of expression was ‘intact’ with only a few scenes muted.

protests by Muslim outfits that led to a two-week ban by Tamilnadu government, court battle and finally an amicable solution for a release.

In all the 500 odd screens, it was housefull show and several screens had an early morning release. At Mayajaal and AGS number of shows were increased to see a packed house.

City theatre owners said tickets had been booked fully for the next five days. Kamal Haasan fans had thronged theatres from early morning and had decorated them with festoons and buntings to celebrate the movie’s release.