PIL claims Kolaveri di has bad influence on children

The Kolaveri di song from the Tamil movie 3 has become a chartbuster but a PIL filed in the Kerala High Court claims it is...

Written by Press Trust Of India | Published: April 13, 2012 5:50:06 pm

The Kolaveri di song from the Tamil movie 3 has become a chartbuster but a PIL filed in the Kerala High Court claims it is having a ‘bad’ influence on children and has sought a direction to prohibit screening of the song by actor Dhanush. Exhibition of the song,produced by Dhanush’s wife Aishwarya,should be prohibited as it was “badly influencing minds of young children,” petitioner M.Madaswamy,a postal assistant working at Peermede in Idukki and a Guinness Record holder for the longest speech marathon lasting 30 hours and 6 minutes,alleged. A song with “such violent lyrics” increases aggression-related thoughts and emotions and this effect is directly related to the violence in the lyrics as per a new study published by the America Psychological Association,he said.

Madaswamy submitted that in a series of five experiments involving over 500 college students,researchers from Iowa state University and the Texas Department of Human Sciences examined the effects of seven violent songs and eight non-violent songs. Results showed that violent songs led to more aggressive interpretations of ambiguously aggressive words. Alleging that Kolaveri was also in the category of violent songs,the petitioner said some schools in Tamil Nadu and Kerala were concerned over children singing it. Besides,the boys were using the song to tease girls. The influence of Kolaveri and lyrics make students take to violence,Madaswamy claimed. The Central Board of Film Certification had granted certification to the movie without taking this into consideration,he alleged.

Jagathy’s condition better

The condition of veteran Malayalam actor Jagathy Sreekumar,undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Kozhikode for the serious injuries sustained in an accident,is better. The ventilator support given to the actor has been removed,according to sources at the Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences (MIMS) hospital.

Sreekumar (61) was supposed to be shifted to Christian Medical College (CMC) hospital at Vellore,but was postponed as the actor developed fever. The decision to shift the actor to CMC Vellore was taken following the visit of a three-member team of doctors from Vellore.

Sreekumar was seriously injured,when the car in which he was travelling to Kodagu in Karnataka for the shooting of Malayalam film Idavapathy met with an accident after the vehicle hit the road divider at Tenhippalam in Malappuram district on March 10. Sreekumar was operated upon for his abdomen injuries and three surgeries on his right hand forearm,right thigh and hip,subsequently.

Srijit Mukherjee facing camera in Anjan’s next film

After two back-to-back successful films,Autograph and Baishe Srabon,filmmaker Srijit Mukherjee is all set to face the camera in this year’s national award winner Anjan Dutta’s film Dutta vs Dutta.

Srijit,34,who had earlier turned up in Aparna Sen’s Iti Mrinalini in a significant role,said that he would not speak much about his new assignment. “Anjanda is my mentor who has helped me evolve into a director. I greatly learnt the craft from him before moving to film direction,” said Srijit. Srijit was speaking on location at a dingy north Kolkata neighbourhood recently,said his character is the reflection of an intellectual of 1970s as the film sought to recapture the spirit of Kolkata from that era.

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