A case has been filed with the high court that censor board’s certification to movie ‘Thuppaakki’ be withdrawn and the reels of the movie be confiscated.
The case has been filed by National League Party’s General Secretary T Abdul Raheem. ‘There are many controversial scenes in the movie ‘Thuppaakki’ which shows Muslims in bad light. The court should issue order such that the certification to movie ‘Thuppaakki’ by censor board is withdrawn.’
Magistrates R Banumathy and KK Sasidharan took up the case yesterday. Lawyer Shankar Subbu, who presented himself on behalf of the petitioner, said ‘There is threat to law and order due to movie ‘Thuppaakki’. So as to avoid law and order problems, the regional government should be ordered to confiscate the reels of the movie.’
IS Inbadurai, who presented himself on behalf of the regional government, said ‘Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has already initiated action to remove controversial scenes in the movie ‘
But the lawyer did not furnish evidence that the controversial scenes have been removed.
Following this, the magistrates adjourned the hearing into the case to January 3rd. Also court issued order that reply petitions by both the central, regional government and the movie’s producers be filed before the next hearing.