Vadivelu's 'Tenaliraman' runs into trouble?

Last Updated: Mon, Mar 31, 2014 05:40 hrs

Vadivelu ‘s comeback film Jagajala Pujabala Tenaliraman has run into trouble with a Telugu organisation. The organisation has petitioned the censor board to appoint an expert committee of Andhra historians to check the movie!

The Telugu association feels that director Yuvaraj Dayalan has degraded Tenaliraman, the legendary jester in king Krishnadevaraya’s court.  Vadivelu plays a dual role as the king and the palace jester in the film.

The buzz is that the trailer of the film has not gone down well with the Telugu people. It looks like a mixture of Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi and Indralokathil Naan Azhagappan. They feel Tenaliraman is a spoof and makes fun of Andhra’s folklore characters.

Director Yuvaraj said : “There is nothing in the film to degrade king Krishnadevaraya or Thenaliraman. The film is only about the moral stories of Thenaliraman. We have got a clean U certificate from the censors.”