Their main grouse is that the movie depicted Islam in a bad light. At a meeting last week, the film crew had assured that the scenes which had drawn the ire of the Muslim community would be removed.
However, the final cut featured those scenes. The fans and some political outfits were enraged by this. The Indian National League submitted a memorandum to the Tamil Nadu Home Secretary R Rajagopal here yesterday, demanding a ban on the film that is running to packed houses.
Though the party's general secretary J Abdul Raheem did not get to meet Rajagopal, the memorandum was handed over to the latter's office. Afterwards Raheem told newspersons that a large number of Vijay's fans have decided to dissolve his fan clubs in protest against Thuppakki showing Muslims as terrorists.
Several fan clubs in the southern districts of Tamil Nadu have already discussed the issue and almost all of them are in favour of immediate dissolution since the actor has not heeded their plea to delete the objectionable scenes, Raheem said.
Office-bearers of the clubs pointed out that they have been Vijay's ardent fans for more than ten years and yet he had inexplicably chosen to disappoint them by doing the controversial film.
In Thuppakki, Vijay portrays the role of a captain in the Army who combats terrorism in Mumbai. Kajal Aggarwal is the female lead while Vidyut Jamwal plays the villain.
The film was not only written but also directed by AR Murugadoss. S Thanu is the producer. Harris Jayaraj composed the film's background score and soundtrack. Ace cinematographer Santhosh Sivan opted for the Arri Alexa camera that has never been used in Indian films.