Karnan's timeline to be corrected, after Udhayanidhi points out historical inaccuracy
The DMK youth wing secretary has also stated that Karnan must be celebrated for its accurate representation of the pain faced by the oppressed people
Mari Selvaraj's Karnan opened last week to unanimous positive reception and actor-politician Udhayanidhi Stalin is the newest addition to the list of celebrities who have lauded the film. The DMK youth wing secretary, who has stated that Karnan must be celebrated for its accurate representation of the pain faced by the oppressed people, also added that he noticed a historical inaccuracy in the film.
‘கர்ணன்’ பார்த்தேன். ஒடுக்கப்பட்ட மக்களின் வலியையும், மறுக்கப்பட்ட அவர்களின் உரிமையையும் மிகைப்படுத்துதல் இன்றி எடுக்கப்பட்டுள்ள இப்படம் கொண்டாடப்பட வேண்டியது. நண்பர் @dhanushkraja,அண்ணன் @theVcreations, இயக்குநர்@mari_selvaraj மூவரிடமும் பேசி அன்பையும் வாழ்த்தையும் தெரிவித்தேன்.— Udhay (@Udhaystalin) April 13, 2021
It is no secret that Karnan is inspired by the Kodiyankulam riots. Udhayanidhi shared that the event took place during the rule of ADMK, under the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in 1995, but in the film, it has been wrongly mentioned as 1997 when DMK was the ruling party. He added that he pointed out the mistake to director Mari Selvaraj and producer Thanu, and they have agreed to rectify the error within two days.
Starring Dhanush in the titular role, Karnan also features Rajisha Vijayan, Lal, Natty and Gouri Kishan. The film has music by Santhosh Narayanan.