The Chennai High Court has deferred the judgment on a plea made before it to stay the releae of producer-distributor Udhayanidhi’s upcoming film Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (OKOK) which incidentally marks his debut in Tamil films as a hero. Son of former deputy chief minister Stalin and grandson of Kalaignar, Udhayanidhi is making a bid to put himself among the list of top heroes with this film directed by Rajesh.
Devasenathipathi, secretary of an organization named Hindu Dharma Shakthi (HDS), has filed a petition with the top Court in the city seeking a ban on the release of the film stating that the film had the scope of disturbing the ‘communal peace’ in the State. It had stated that the trailer of the film, being aired on various television channels, shows a character of a saint named Ulundurpet Ulagananda.
“Through this character, sequences have been seemingly depicted in a manner so as to insult Hindu saints and saadhus thereby creating a ‘wrong impression’ in the society that all the saints are not to be relied upon. The Hindus tend to feel that this is hurting their religious sentiments. Therefore, we seek a stay on the film’s release of the film in its present form containing the above-said sequences,” the petition stated.
The Censor Board, which has filed a reply with the Court, has said that it awards its certifications only after watching the entire film. “As such, the petitioners’ plea to stay the release of the film based on what was shown in the trailer should not be entertained,” the Board had said. Following this, Mr. Justice Vinod K. Sharma issued an order deferring the judgment on the case till the film hit the screens.
Pitting the pretty Hansika opposite Udhayanidhi, OKOK is all set to thit the screens on Tamil New Year day (13th April).