Chennai: Critically acclaimed Sri Lankan film With You, Without You by filmmaker Prasanna Vithanage was pulled out from screens yesterday following protests and threats from Tamil fringe groups.
A still from the movie With You, Without You
The film released in select cities in the country via PVR Director’s Rare Friday.
“We will have to discontinue #WithYouWithoutYou with immediate effect in Chennai due to protests/threats from local Tamil associations. Sorry (sic),” posted Shiladitya Bora, who manages PVR Director’s Rare, on his Twitter page.
With You, Without You, which is about two characters who accidentally collide in the post-war Sri Lanka, features Shyam Fernando and National Award-winning Indian actress Anjali Patil in the lead roles.
The story of With You, Without You is based on the short story The Meek One by Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky.