In the petition filed, Murugadoss stated that despite the backlash the film has been receiving from members of the AIADMK, his intention was never to hurt anyone. Speaking to reporters, Tamil Nadu law minister CV Shanmugam - without naming anyone - said the movie producer, hero and the theratre owners screening Sarkar, would face legal action.
With a total earning of Rs 47.85 crore on the day of its release, Vijay's Sarkar broke multiple records such the highest opener in Chennai, the highest opening in all of Kerala, highest opening for a Tamil film in Karnataka, Australia and the UK.
The AIADMK's objection was to the scene that showed the actor throwing out mixie and grinder - given free by the government to the poor - into the fire.
The AIAMDK government under late J. Jayalalithaa offered free mixer, grinder, laptops and others to the poor. According to reports, the makers have agreed to make 2 changes in the movie which hit the screens on November 6. They are alleging that certain scenes in the movie criticize the previous Tamil Nadu Govt led by J Jayalalithaa. "The businessmen group will go and the good people who would come to power will win", Kamal Haasan said.
Similarly, actor Rajinikanth tweeted in support of the the movie condemning damage to the film's banners. AR Murugadoss moved the Madras High Court on Friday which has given him protection from arrest till November 27.