Leena Manimekalai

Epic anger in Manimekalai

Sattanar’s story from circa the second or third century CE is an action-packed tale with many sub-plots, a curious cast of characters and a methodical comparison of the major Indian doctrines.

published on : 18th July 2022

She needs to be heard: Delhi court issues summons to 'Kaali' director

Judge Abhishek Kumar ordered the Canada-based Madurai-bred filmmaker to appear before the court on August 6, maintaining that she needs to be heard before passing any order.

published on : 12th July 2022

Court summons filmmaker Leena Manimekalai on plea seeking injunction against movie 'Kaali'

Judge Abhishek Kumar directed Manimekalai to appear before the court on August 6, saying she needed to be heard before passing any order.

published on : 11th July 2022

'It feels like whole nation wants to censor me', says Leena Manimekalai on 'Kaali' row

Two separate FIRs have been registered against Manimekalai in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. On Wednesday, two additional cases were filed against her in Bhopal and Ratlam.

published on : 8th July 2022

Woman Hindu activist arrested for issuing threats to Leena Manimekalai

The documentary filmmaker portrayed Goddess Kaali smoking a cigarette and holding the Rainbow flag associated with the LGBTQI community.

published on : 7th July 2022

'Kaali' row: MP home minister to write to Twitter to check messages hurting religious sentiments

Mishra told reporters that the MP government will also write to the Centre to issue a lookout circular against Canada-based film-maker Leena Manimekalai.

published on : 7th July 2022

Twitter removes filmmaker Leena Manimekalai's 'Kaali' poster tweet 

"This Tweet from @LeenaManimekali has been withheld in India in response to a legal demand," read a message in place of the original post. It is unknown when the tweet was taken down.

published on : 7th July 2022

'Kaali' is all about choosing love and championing humanity: Leena Manimekalai on controversy

The poster, featuring Leena dressed as Hindu goddess Kaali, smoking, while holding a rainbow-coloured flag representating LGBTQIA community, irked the Hindu groups for insulting the goddess.

published on : 6th July 2022

Kaali remark: Mahua Moitra booked; she unfollows TMC on Twitter as party distances itself from her

Moitra had on July 5 stirred a controversy by saying that she has every right as an individual to imagine Goddess Kali as a meat-eating and alcohol-accepting goddess.

published on : 6th July 2022

Aga Khan Museum removes 'Kaali' presentation after social media protests

Responding to the uproar on Twitter, the museum said in a statement that it "deeply regrets" that Kaali had "inadvertently caused offence to members of the Hindu and other faith communities."

published on : 6th July 2022

'Smoking Kaali' poster row: Uttar Pradesh Police books film-maker Leena Manimekalai

The complainant said the poster going viral on social media was leading to unrest and hurt to the religious sentiments of a particular faith.

published on : 5th July 2022

Kaali poster row: Indian High Commission urges Canadian authorities to withdraw 'provocative material'

The statement issued by the High Commission of India in Ottawa on Monday said that it had received complaints from leaders of the Hindu community in Canada.

published on : 5th July 2022

Director Leena Manimekalai courts controversy for film poster showing Goddess Kaali smoking

The film was part of the "Rhythms of Cananda" segment at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, according to a tweet by the filmmaker.

published on : 4th July 2022