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Thuppakki and our over-the-counter Army chiefs, freedom fighters

Its release was preceded by controversies — two, to be precise — that generated ample heat, with sections objecting to the seemingly inaccurate portrayal of a community and its lead actor’s supposed preference for cheroots, culminating in a slew of apologies from its makers. Going by the posters commemorating its 50-dayrun at the BO, Thuppakki couldcourt another controversy, forcing its makers to do an encore.
Some thumbnail images accompanied ‘Ilayathalapathy’ Vijay in the movie’s posters that surfaced in Chennai on the occasion; a closer look revealed them to be, along with our current Defence chiefs, the select Armed Forces chiefs, who, during our nation’s moments of distress, helmed our forces and ensured that we emerged unscathed and victorious — our Field Marshals. The impression the poster seemed to generate was that actor Vijay was on his way to being decorated as the nation’s next Field Marshal, pitching him along the likes of Gen Sam Manekshaw and Gen Arjan Singh!
A Defence ch…