New Delhi (ILNS): The Telangana High Court yesterday gave a relief to filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma by giving a green card for the release of the movie ‘Murder’. The relief came with certain conditions attached. The court reprimanded director Ram Gopal Varma for using actual names of victims in the movie and said the names will have to be changed.
The division bench comprising Justices MS Ramachandra Rao and T Amarnath Goud allowed the petition filed by Verma challenging the order of a lower court.
The movie is based on the honour killing of Pranay, who was murdered by his wife’s family in broad daylight. Pranay’s widow Amrutha filed a case in the Nalgonda Court seeking to stop the movie from being released. The VII Additional District Judge, Nalgonda directed the film maker to refrain from releasing the movie. However, after the lower court gave a stay order, Ram Gopal Varma approached the high court.
The petitioners’ counsel K Durga Prasad submitted that the subject film was not intended to hurt the respondent Amrutha and her family members. The film only highlights the love between a father and his daughter, he added.
The objections raised by Amrutha counsel V Raghunath were also considered by the court.
The Bench while disposing of the petition directed the filmmakers to remove the names of Amritha, Pranay and Maruthi Rao if they were used in the film.
-India Legal Bureau