Hyderabad: Telangana High Court has dismissed, at the initial stage itself, a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed against the release of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. The court stated that a film should be viewed from the perspective of entertainment, and its success will be dependent on viewers’ patronage.
The Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan and Justice A Abhishek Reddy dismissed the PIL petition on Tuesday. The court registry had raised objections about the maintainability of the petition but put it up before the Bench for orders in this regard.
The counsel for the petitioners argued that the film producers announced this movie as a biopic but later distorted Uyyalawada Narsimha Reddy’s history. They are unleashing misleading marketing advertisements in order to make money. The Bench was unconvinced with the arguments and dismissed the PIL.
Meanwhile, in another petition filed by Vaddera Welfare Association, alleging criminal distortion of history in Sye Raa, particularly relating to the chief follower of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, Justice A Rajashekar Reddy directed the counsel for the producers to file an affidavit by October 16, to which date the case was adjourned.
The petitioner alleged that Vadde Obaiah was the chief follower of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, but the movie projected Raja Pandey as the chief follower, which is a severe distortion of history. The counsel for the petitioner said that as per the Cinematography Act, such distortion would amount to a crime.