The Madras High Court will hear a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking instructions for the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to revoke the UA certificate issued to RajinikanthThe latest ‘Jailer’ movie, which allows children under the age of 12 to watch the movie with parental supervision. A bench made up of Chief Justice SD Gangapurwala and Justice PD Adikesavalu is likely to hear the petition filed by a lawyer named ML Ravi next week.
The litigator maintained that the film has several violent scenes, including the cutting off of the head and the cutting off of the ear, which are not appropriate for children to view.
The petitioner said that the same film has been issued an ‘Adults Only’ (A) certificate in the US and UK.
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There is a scene in the film where the antagonist hangs people upside down and smashes their heads in with a hammer, the PIL said, adding that there is also a scene where the villain decapitates a person. Lawyer Ravi said the CBFC’s guidelines on film certification require the board to ensure that anti-social activities, including violence, are not justified or glorified in a film.
In addition to the CBFC Chairman and the Chennai Regional Censorship Board Officer, the film’s producer Sun Pictures and director Nelson Dileepkumar were also listed as respondents in the PIL.
About the film and its box office report
In ‘Jailer’, Rajinikanth plays the lead role and the film also features Vinayakan, Ramya Krishnan, Vasanth Ravi and Sunil in major roles. Actors like MohanlalJackie Shroff, Shiva Rajkumar, and Tamannaah Bhatia, among several others, have cameo appearances in the film.
The film is breaking all major box office records and has grossed over Rs 400 crores in just a few days. Tamil Nadu contributed a significant part to these figures.
(With IANS entries)