The much-awaited movie ‘RRR’, directed by S.S. Rajamouli, has been creating a buzz ever since its announcement. The movie stars N.T. Rama Rao Jr. and Ram Charan in lead roles and has been eagerly awaited by fans. However, the movie has hit a roadblock as a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Telangana High Court.
The PIL has been filed by Rajendra Prasad, who claims to be a social activist, against the release of the movie ‘RRR'[rajkotupdates.news : rrr filed pil in telangana high court before release]. The petition claims that the movie depicts the Telangana Razakars in a positive light, which is a distortion of history. The Razakars were a private militia in the Hyderabad State, who supported the Nizam’s rule and opposed the merger with India after independence. The petition also claims that the movie is likely to cause communal disharmony and hurt the sentiments of certain sections of society.
The Telangana High Court has admitted the PIL and issued a notice to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and the makers of the movie. The court has also directed the respondents to file their responses by a specified date.
The makers of ‘RRR’ have not yet responded to the PIL. However, they have previously stated that the movie is a work of fiction and does not intend to distort history or hurt anyone’s sentiments. They have also stated that the movie is based on the lives of two freedom fighters, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, who fought against the British rule in India.
The PIL has sparked a debate on the role of cinema in depicting historical events. While some argue that cinema should be allowed creative freedom and should not be held responsible for historical accuracy, others believe that movies have a responsibility towards society and should not distort history.
It is not the first time that a movie has faced legal hurdles before its release. Movies such as ‘Padmavat’ and ‘Udta Punjab’ have also faced similar challenges in the past. However, the PIL against ‘RRR’ is unique as it questions the depiction of historical events in cinema.
The outcome of the PIL is yet to be seen. It remains to be seen whether the court will allow the release of the movie or whether it will order cuts or changes to the movie. However, the PIL has already delayed the release of the movie, which was scheduled to release on 13th October 2021.
In conclusion, the PIL filed against the release of the movie ‘RRR’ rajkotupdates.news : rrr filed pil in telangana high court before release has sparked a debate on the role of cinema in depicting historical events. The outcome of the PIL is yet to be seen, but it has already delayed the release of the movie. It is a reminder that cinema has a responsibility towards society and should not distort history or hurt anyone’s sentiments.