Much recently Santhanam's A1 teaser got released only to face criticisms. Hindu associations filed a complaint against the hero of the movie Santhanam and the producer Rajnarayanan for depicting the Brahmin community in a bad light. Directed by debutant filmmaker Johnson, the film is a love story of a North Chennai resident and a Maylapore brahmin girl. The promo has a scene in which the heroine, a vegetarian, is seen eating an egg to prove her love for the hero.
This seems to have offended the sentiments of Hindus. In his reaction, Santhanam, said, 'I seriously don't know the controversy behind 'A1' teaser. Media should not encourage such people who seek cheap publicity'. Meanwhile the sneak peek from Samuthirakani starrer Kolanji got released and it has footage of Samuthirakani who speaks ill of Hindu faith and it has upset many. Many question what the censor is doing.