“There is no money in the treasury and diseases abound,” “There is a central government but the Tamils get nothing,” “The key is in the hand of the thief,” – the song in Vikram, a Kamal Hassan movie has landed up in controversy for apparently targeting the union government.
The film is all set to release on June 3 this year. Pathala Pathala, in Dappankuthu style is the first song to be released. Interestingly, the song has already courted controversy over the usage of certain words that, many say, target the central government.
Many are also reading the political commentary in the song since Kamal has made his foray into politics. Kamal’s party Makkal Needhi Maiam was formed on February 21, 2018, in Madurai however was presented with shameless defeat in the elections.
Kamal has also penned the lyrics and provided vocals along with Anirudh for this song. Pathala Pathala has garnered more than 80 lakh views since its release. Kamal’s fans have applauded the tremendous energy he has showcased in this song at the age of 67.
The movie has been written and directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. Kamal, Vijay Sethupathi, Fahadh Faasil, Antony Varghese and others feature in prominent roles in the film. Suriya will also perform a cameo in Vikram. Bankrolled by Raajkamal Films International, Vikram will have a pan-India release.