Kamal Haasan is one of the most famous names in both Bollywood and South Indian film industry. The new song from Kamal's upcoming Tamil language film Vikram, titled Pathala Pathala was released on Thursday, May 12. After the makers unveiled the first single from the film, an activist filed a lawsuit against Kamal Haasan stating that the lyrics were of explosive nature.
Kamal has himself penned the lyrics and sung the song, while music is given by Anirudh Ravichander. The complainant, named Selvam, who is a social activist, in a statement said that these lines must be removed from the song and if no action is taken, then he will approach the court.
According to Selvam, the lyrics of Pathala Pathala criticise the central government and compare them to thieves, he also stated that the song could lead to caste-related conflict.
The lines claimed by the activist to be removed from the song are: "Gajjanaale Kaasille Kallalaiyum Kaasille Kaaichal Joram Neraiya Varudhu Thillalangadi Thillale Ondriyathin Thapaalae Onniyum Illa Ippaale Saavi Ipo Thirudan Kaila Thillalangadi Thillale" (There is no money left in the treasury at a time when diseases are on the rise. Because of the mistakes of the Union Govt, there’s nothing left now. The key now lies with the thief).
The Pathala Pathala song is doing exceptionally well and has garnered more than 1 crore views since its release. Kamal’s fans were delighted to see their star perform some brilliant steps even at the age of 67.
The foot tapping music, composed by Anirudh Ravichander, and Kamal’s electrifying moves have been loved by everyone.
Vikram, written and directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, is all set for a theatrical release on June 3 this year. Vijay Sethupathi, Fahadh Faasil, Antony Varghese, Arjun Das and others comprise the star cast of this film.
Kamal plays the role of a retired police officer handling some crucial assignments. Vikram will release across India and has been bankrolled by Raajkamal Films International.