Decision on Vishwaroopam after Jan 28

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 14:28 hrs

5:30 p.m.

Kamal Haasan's lawyer Bharat Raman has updated his eager fans on the status of the court case currently in session to deal with the 15-day ban on Vishwaroopam in Tamil Nadu.

Bharat Raman @Bharatlawman: #viswaroopam arguments concluded. Have done my best. Lets await verdict. Should come by eve. The arguments went well. #vishwaroopam. I hope my belief in freedom of expression comes thru. And my friend #kamalhaasan gets his release. the verdict is expected at 6.30.

5:46 p.m.

Unconfirmed sources have claimed that Kamal's appeal for the removal of the ban has been successful.

News has it that Judge Venkatraman has been deliberating since the court make  into session at 1:30 p.m.

We also hear that the lawyers arguing in favour of the ban, compared Vishwaroopam to Dam 999 that revolved around the Mullaperiyar Dam issue. In response, Kamal's lawyer is said to have asked for the opposition to name particular scenes from the film that cause discontent and is also said to have pointed out that the movie has been released in Muslim nations Malaysi and Qatar without a problem.

6:15 p.m.

@Bharatlawman #vishwaroopam court orders expected any moment now. Waiting with bated breath.

6:49 p.m.

Nikil Murugan ‏@onlynikil Viswaroopam film wil be watched by judge on jan 26. Judge asked to postpone release til jan 28

6:56 p.m.

@Bharatlawman Bad news. No luck on #vishwaroopam. Judge has ordered to wait till Monday. The court will watch film on 26th and pass further orders

7:26 p.m.

Dhayanidhi Alagiri ‏@dhayaalagiri release in theatre ??? release in dth ??? A big NO ! Is the movie gonna be released online thro piracy ! such a sad news for Vishwaroopam !

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