Close on the heels of pro-Tamil political outfits' demand for a ban on Bollywood film “Madras Cafe”, students of a city law college staged a protest here on Wednesday against its release on August 23.

They submitted a complaint to police against its release and also sought a ban on the film, which they claimed portrayed Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in bad light.

MDMK chief Vaiko and Naam Thamizhar Katchi (We Tamils) leader Seeman have already sought a ban on the film starring John Abraham as an Indian intelligence agent in Sri Lanka during the civil war between the government and LTTE in the late 80s and early 90s.

Following a demand by the protesters, the filmmakers had arranged for a preview of the film last Sunday, after which the protesters further strengthened their stand on the film.

Naam Thamizhar Katchi had in July given a complaint to police, demanding that the film not be released in the state, citing possible law and order problems.

John Abraham has refused to delete any scene from ‘Madras Cafe’ and wondered why anyone has a problem with the film when the Censor Board had cleared it.