The Madurai Bench of the Madras High court dismissed petitions that seeked to direct the police to register cases against two Tamil films Kathi and Pulipaarvai, stating that it had become fashionable to oppose any upcomingmovie on the presumption that it was opposed to religion, caste, community, religion, and race.
“Court cannot pass orders on presumption, assumption, conjectures and surmises,” Justice N.Kirubakaran said, dismissing pleas filed by one V. Ramesh. The petitioner had sought a direction to indirectly ban exhibition of the two movies by registering cases against them on the presumption that Kathi had anti-Tamil speeches and insulted eight crore Tamils, while Puliparvai showed the assassination of Master Balachandran, son of slain LTTE supremo Prabhakaran in a very poor light.
The judge said, “Once the film is certified for public exhibition by the statutory board, the petitioner on
assumption of law and order problems cannot approach the police to register the complaint,” the judge said.
However, the judge condemned movies produced in the last few years which contained only “negative message through negative characters.”
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