The film with post Sri-Lankan war backdrop was forced to be pulled out of theaters in Chennai
Critically acclaimed Sri Lankan film With You, Without You by filmmaker Prasanna Vithanage was pulled out from screens here Saturday following protests and threats from Tamil fringe groups.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 Saturday.
With You, Without You, about two characters who accidentally collide in the post-war Sri Lanka, features Shyam Fernando and National Award winning Indian actor 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.