The AIADMK newspaper responded, "Superstar, please give a frank and proper response".
As the controversy was around the government's freebies schemes, the ruling party in Tamil Nadu equated those to providing reservation benefits to the deprived classes.
"It is against the law to hold protests seeking removal of some scenes from a Censor board certified film and trying to stall the screening and damaging the banners", he tweeted. "If you find a lizard inside a packed food product that has all certifications, will you throw it away or consume it saying it has the required certifications", it said. The movie is directed by AR Murugadoss and has Keerthy Suresh as the female lead and Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar playing the antagonist.
The Indian Express film critic S Subhakeerthana, in her review, said, "Sarkar belongs to Vijay, but not AR Murugadoss".
One scene from the film involves the burning of freebies, like mixers, grinders and fans, which were distributed by the erstwhile Jayalalithaa-regime.
The AIADMK ministers demanded deletion of the contentious scenes, besides threatening to initiate legal action if the film crew failed to comply.
Taking on the movie hero Vijay, director Murugadoss and the Sun Pictures that produced Sarkar as being elitist, the paper said "these affluent" people could "look down upon the freebies" but then, the Amma canteens served thousands of aspiring filmmakers in Kollywood.
The mouthpiece also slammed the filmmaker for naming a negative character as Komalavalli, apparently referring to Jayalalithaa.
However, people's response for Vijay fans acts is mixed.