Director Hari on Sathankulam custodial deaths: I feel sad to have glorified police in 5 cop films

Director Hari issued a statement on Tuticorin father-son duo's custodial deaths and felt sad for glorifying police in five cop films.

Director Hari
Director Hari

Director Hari is known for helming cop films that have glorified police officials. So far, he has made five cop films and today (June 28), he revealed that he feels disappointed to have made films that showcased police brutality in a good light.

The Sathankulam custodial deaths of Jayaraj and Beniks acted as a tipping point for people to raise their voice against police brutality. Many celebrities have been taking to social media to condemn the inhuman behaviour.

On June 28, director Hari released a statement regarding the Sathankulam incident and expressed his disappointment of glorifying them in his films.

He wrote, "The Sathankulam incident should never happen to anyone else in Tamil Nadu. Those who committed the crime should be given the highest sentence. This incident has brought dishonour upon the police force. I feel sad to have made five cop films glorifying the police."

Director Hari grabbed the limelight when Vikram's Saamy (2003) became a blockbuster hit. Apart from Saamy, he also rose to fame with his Singam series starring Suriya.

Saamy, Saamy Square, Singam, Singam 2 and Singam 3 are the five cop films that Hari had helmed in his career.

Suriya's Singam was also remade in several languages. The film, which released in 2010, was remade in Kannada, Hindi, Bengali and Punjabi. Ajay Devgn reprised Suriya's role in the Hindi version of Singam.

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