Plea against film: HC seeks CD for viewing

Published: 24th August 2012 10:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th August 2012 02:17 PM   |  A+A-

Dealing with a petition filed against the release of Telugu movie, Sorry Teacher, the High Court on Thursday said that it would take a decision on the matter after viewing the film on Monday.

After hearing the arguments of both the parties, justice R Subhash Reddy directed the standing counsel for the Central Board of Film Certification to place before him a compact disc relating to the controversial movie by Monday.

Any direction on the petition would be given only after seeing the film’s CD (consisting of censored movie and also the cuts effected by the censor board) on a laptop, he noted.

Petitioner R Malleswari, a government teacher and member of Telangana women Teachers Association, contended that the film was made contrary to the provisions of the Cinematography Act, 1952 requested the court to declare the censor board’s decision to permit release of the film for public viewing as illegal.

Standing counsel of the censor board said that the ‘posters’ shown by the petitioner were not part of the movie.

In fact, the alleged controversial posters were not certified by the board.

As per the Supreme Court’s direction, a film had to be seen in totality before coming to a conclusion, he argued.

The film had been scheduled for release on August 24 but was postponed to a later date.

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