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Karnan: Udhayanidhi Stalin points out historical error, makers promise to fix it in two days

Actor-politician Udhayanidhi, however, said the film should be celebrated for its accurate portrayal of the pain faced by the oppressed.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Actor Udhayanidhi Stalin, son of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader MK Stalin and secretary of the party's youth wing, has pointed out a glaring historical inaccuracy in the Dhanush-starrer Karnan.

The makers of the Tamil film, which was released last week in cinemas and has received praise for its representation of caste, have promised to rectify the error.

While praising Karnan for its accurate portrayal of the pain faced by the oppressed, Udhayanidhi, who is also an actor and producer, stated that the events depicted in the film, which is based on the Kodiyankulam riots of 1995, are shown as taking take place in 1997. The DMK was the ruling party in Tamil Nadu in 1997 while the events that inspired Karnan took place when its rival, the All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), was in power.

Udhayanidhi went on to state that he had shared his input with director Mari Selvaraj and producer Thanu and they had agreed to rectify the error in two days. 

Karnan, a hard-hitting portrait of the caste divide and police brutality, raked in Rs25 crore on its opening weekend in Tamil Nadu.

The project, which marks the maiden collaboration between Dhanush and Mari Selvaraj, also stars Lal, Natty, Rajisha Vijayan, Yogi Babu and Lakshmipriyaa Chandramouli.