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Madras High Court Orders to Remove Teaser of Tamil Movie 'Irandam Kuthu' From Social Media

Madras High Court Orders to Remove Teaser of Tamil Movie 'IrandamKuthu' From Social Media
On November 11, 2020, the Madras High Court directed the producers of the adult horror- comedy films " Iruttu Arayil Murattu  Kathu - Irandam Kuthu" to remove the teaser of the movie from social media. 

The two-judge bench of Justice N. Kirubakaran and Justice B. Pugalendhi issued the above said direction while hearing two Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petitions filed by Petitioners, 'Samuganeethi Kalvi Panpattu Maiyam' (a cultural outfit) and M Lakshmi. 

Petitioner 'Samuganeethi Kalvi Panpattu Maiyam' prayed before the Court that the Central Board of Film Certification is directed to not grant certification to any movie which is not in accordance with the guidelines issued by it and permanent injunction to the Respondents 7 to 13, their men, agent, staff or any person claiming through them from releasing the movie Irandam Kuthu or the contents therefrom, in any form of media. 

According to the report of Hindustan Times the petitioner, 'Samuganeethi Kalvi Panpattu Maiyam' in its petition had listed all the sexual innuendos in the teaser's dialogues. It also submitted before the court that the children are attending online classes due to covid-19 and it has the possibility of uncontrolled viewership of the movie as the movie has "vulgar and obscene teaser." 

On the other hand the petitioner M. Lakshmi also played before the court that other action must be issued for bearing the respondent ( Producer of the movie in Question) from releasing date feature film namely Iruttu Arayil Murattu Kathu - Irandam Kuthu (2020). The movie is said to be the sequel of the movie "Iruttu Arayil Murattu Kathuthu” released in 2018. 

After hearing the argument of the Counsels appearing for the Petitioner and Special Government Pleader, appearing for the Government of Tamil Nadu and Director General of Police Tamil Nadu and Additional Solicitor General of India the Court made the following order " There shall be a direction to the respondents to delete the teaser of the movie called Iruttu Arayil Murattu Kathu- Irandam Kuthu (2020) from the social media forthwith.” The High Court also order to file the respective response from Tamil Nadu State Home Secretary, Director General of Police, Information Technology Department Secretary, Censor Board, and Film Director 

Report of Times of India bench when ordered for the removal of fame treasure the bench orally observed that "We cannot forget the fact that there is a steep increase in the offense against women and children. If these vulgar contents are available in social media, then it will definitely spoil the younger minds."

The next date of hearing for this matter is on December 3, 2020.


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