1954: Original story by C N Annadurai, Sorgavasal runs into trouble for ‘depicting a community in bad light’, several scenes cut by censor board.
1987: Brahmin associations demand ban on Bharathiraja’s Vedham Pudhithu, but film goes on to become a hit.
1992: Thevars protest against Kamak Sivaji starrer Thevar Magan for glorifying violence in their caste.
1995: Mani Ratnam's Bombay screening stopped in some Andhra, Karnataka, theaters against portrayal of Muslims.
2002: Kamal's Hey Ram for 'anti-gandhi, anti-muslim' potrayal; Some theater running super star film Baba ransacked for glorifying smoking.
2010: Dam 999 banned in Tamil Nadu for portraying a dam built during the colonial rule becoming damaged.
2012: Muslim protest portrayal of Vijay-starrer Thuppaki, try to picket actor's home.
2013: -Christian fringe group protests their community portrayal in Mani Ratnam's Kadal.
-Kamal Hasan's Vishwaroopam release delayed as Muslim's protest their portrayal in the movie.
-Madras Cafe, John Abraham-starrer not screened in most of the theaters for showing LTTE chief Prabhakaran as a villain.
2014: Santosh Sivan's film Inam removed from theater as it was 'against the interest of Eelam'.