Viddharth’s Aal directed by Aanand Shankar has been banned in six muslim countries including Malaysia, Singapore and Dubai for its sensitive content and portraying muslims in bad light. The story deals about a muslim professor who is forced to carry out Jihad and devise a bombing plan in the city. Interestingly, detractors in Tamil Nadu, who made a huge furore during Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam citing the same reasons, have been apathetic to Aal. And, the film is certified U.
“While I could get ‘U’ from the censor board here, Malaysia censor board is allowing the film’s release there. They say the content of the movie is showing muslim leaders in poor light and projects them as terrorists. Yet another reason they stated was that an innocent man has been tortured and forced to become a terrorist,” says producer Vidiyalraju who also plays a pivotal role in the film to a daily.
Read our review of Aal here