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Protest groups disrupt Vishwaroopam shows in Kerala

January 25, 2013 14:22 IST

A scene from VishwaroopamEven as Kamal Haasan's new film Vishwaroopam opened in theatres in Andhra Pradesh and Kerala amidst protests and a raging controversy, the film's screening was stopped in theatres in Palakkad and Shornur towns of Kerala following protests staged by several Muslim outifts.  

The film, which has been subjected to a two-week ban in Tamil Nadu, was released in more than 80 theatres in Kerala.

According to police, about a dozen protesters were arrested and removed from the premises of a theatre in Chittur town in Palakkad district.

The film was also been screened in around eight theatres in the same district, which borders with Tamil Nadu, without any disruption.

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