Tamil movie 'FIR' should be cleaned of 'objectionable' content, says AIMIMtext_fields
On Friday, the All-India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) also asked the Telangana government to remove objectionable content from Vishnu Vishal's Tamil film "FIR", which was banned in Qatar, Kuwait, and Malaysia on Thursday.
It says the poster that includes the 'Shahada' in Arabic has hurt the feelings of Muslims. Asaduddin Owaisi, the party's chairman, has taken strong exception to the poster.
T. Srinivas Yadav, the state's Minister for Cinematography, was presented with a memorandum by AIMIM General Secretary Syed Ahmed Pasha Quadri demanding action against the film.
'Shahada' is a declaration of faith in the principle of oneness of God (Allah) and the Prophet as God's messenger. It is one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
"By presenting it in a promotional film poster, the makers of the film have offended the sentiments of Muslims," the AIMIM memorandum said. "Such a representation demeans Islam and its tenets."
AIMIM members urged the minister to take all necessary action under Section 8 of the Telangana Cinema (Regulation) Act, 1955. "The action can be taken up until all objectionable content in both the film and the promotional material of the film are removed.
The story of the film, which is an action thriller, revolves around Vishnu Vishal, who plays a Muslim youngster, Irfan Ahmed. He is suspected by the intelligence agencies of being a terrorist. What happens to him is what the film is about.