Published On: December 10, 2021 at 10:35
Kerala High Court on Thursday admitted a Writ petition seeking a directive for taking down a Malayalam movie Churuli from the OTT platform-Sony liv. Justice N. Nagaresh after going through some of the clippings remarked the film to be ‘Atrocious in nature’.
The Petitioner, Peggy Fen of Thrissur claimed that the movie had an overdose of filthy and offensive words that outraged the modesty of women and children. He also claimed that people often imitate dialogues from movies but imitation of this one would affect public morality and tranquility.
Petitioner pointed out the easier accessibility of the film to even children as most families have a subscription to OTT platforms. He even Accused the filmmakers of the deliberate use of such foul language so as to seek attention from the audiences as a person would never use such language even privately at home.
Mini Gopinath, who represented the Central Board of Film Certification told the Court that, the film available on the OTT is not the certified version of it as the film was certified A (Adult) with suitable excisions/modifications by CBFC in accordance with the Cinematograph Act, 1952, Cinematograph Certification Rules, 1983 and guidelines issued by the Government of India.