Chennai Spy

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Da Vinci Code distributors seek police protection

Distributors of the controversial movie The Da Vinci Code, Anu Roshini Films, have sought police protection after they allegedly received threatening calls from certain segments of the Christian community in the city.

Anu Roshini Films have also been the distributors of films like Poseidon, The Chronicles of Narnia and The Incredibles in Tamil Nadu. After several days of speculation, The Da Vinci Code has finally been slated for release in the Indian screens.

This is after the censor board cleared the film, ordering that a legal disclaimer stating that the film is a work of fiction and not based on fact, be displayed before and after the movie. A total of 150 prints have been made for the Indian market, out of which 50 prints are to be used for screening in Tamil Nadu alone.

A.V. Mohan and Appu of Anu Roshini Films who met the media on Tuesday said that the film is being dubbed and released in Tamil too and there are nine prints for the city which will be screened at various cinema halls.

“But some theatres have received calls threatening them with dire consequences if they screen the film and this is why we anticipate problems on the day of release. We met the Chennai police commissioner Lethika Saran today to seek police protection for all the theatres where the film is going to be released,” they added.

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