Transgender community demands for the arrest of Vijay Sethupati
‘Super Deluxe’, the most talked film in the recent times, has hit the headlines again with the transgenders from Tamil Nadu demanding for the arrest of Vijay Sethupathi who portrayed the character of Shilpa, a transgender person.
Super Deluxe, the second film directed by Thiagarajan Kumararaja is considered as one of the path-breaking films with many stories running parallelly bringing various social aspects onto the screen. Out of which Vijay Sethupati’s character stood out receiving an overwhelming response from the critics for the way he dealt with the black comedy.
However, the ’96’ star has irked the transgender community who took to the media to demand Vijay’s arrest. The film shows Vijay Sethupathi's character Shilpa who kidnaps two kids and sells them who later finds the kids at a traffic signal, begging with terrible physical disabilities. Few transgenders found this to be offending.
"We were glad when the announcement was made that Vijay Sethupathi is enacting the role of a transgender. We wished that he would bring our issues out but he had ruined the impression by doing this film. His dialogues were solely on a transgender person kidnapping children. This is disturbing and has hurt our sentiments. Vijay would have rejected the story,” said one of the transgenders. She also demanded the immediate arrest of the actor.
On the other hand, few people from the same community gave a big thumbs up for the movie and have appreciated the decision of Vijay to choose such a bold character. Released on March 29 worldwide, the movie has attracted mixed talk and is running successfully with quite good collections.