Madras High Court's Justice K. Venkatraman, along with some judicial members, watched a private screening of Kamal Haasan's banned film "Vishwaroopam" in Chennai Saturday. The court is likely present its final verdict on the movie's release in Tamil Nadu Jan 28.
The film's screening began around 1:15 p.m. in the presence of Justice K. Venkatraman, Tamil Nadu Advocate General Navneedakrishnan and Assistant Advocate General Aravind Pandian.
The Tamil and Telugu versions of "Vishwaroopam", which deals with the adversities of war, were scheduled to release Jan 25, but the Tamil Nadu government Wednesday imposed curbs on it following protests from Muslim groups.
The ban came after members of Muslim organisations objected to the film on the ground that it portrays the community in bad light.
A day later, the Madras High Court restricted the film's release till Jan 28. A judge was to see the movie Saturday and decide on its fate.
"Vishwaroopam" only released in places like Kerala and a few parts of Hyderabad Friday.
"Vishwaroop", the movie's Hindi version is slated to release Feb 1.