Hindu Dharma Sakthi(HDS), an organization promoting Hindu Vedic traditions has approached the Madras High Court with a plea that the Union government and Central Board of Film Certification be directed to revoke the censor certificate issued to Tamil film ‘Sattapadi Kutram’, directed by S.A. Chandrasekhar.
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The petition was filed by Deva Senathypathy, secretary of Hindu Dharma Sakthi (HDS). According to the petitioner, the film contains several scenes hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus. Members of the petitioner’s society were shocked while watching the movie in which one of characters, dressed as a Hindu sannyasi/guru wearing saffron clothes was involved in illegal, deceitful, immoral and dishonest activities, the petitioner said.
“The producer and director of the film had created the character with a mala fide intention to hurt the religious feelings and faith of Hindus,” the petitioner added.
HDS alleged that there were scenes that depicted the judiciary in bad taste too. “The director had been highly irresponsible in his unwarranted interference with the judiciary,” it said. “A representation was made to the authorities to take action against Chandrasekaran and two others, but to no avail.”
The petitioner sought a court direction to the director of the film to remove all “unwarranted scenes” from the film.
Justice P. Jyothimani, before whom the petition filed by Deva Senathypathycame up for hearing, said, “The counsel for the petitioner is permitted to privately serve notice on the Union government, CBFC and city police commissioner.” Advocate M.T. Arunnan will be Chandrasekhar’s counsel. The next hearing of the case has been posted to April 11.