RRR, the much-awaited Indian Telugu-language period action film directed by S. S. Rajamouli, has been creating quite a buzz among movie enthusiasts since its announcement. The film features an ensemble cast including Ram Charan, Jr. NTR, Alia Bhatt, and Olivia Morris in lead roles. However, the film has recently been caught in a controversy that has led to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) being filed in the Telangana High Court by the organization RRR.
What is RRR?
RRR, which stands for Roudram Ranam Rudhiram, is a period action film set in the 1920s and follows the story of two freedom fighters, Alluri Sitarama Raju (played by Ram Charan) and Komaram Bheem (played by Jr. NTR). The film is produced by D. V. V. Danayya under the banner of DVV Entertainments and is slated to release on October 13, 2023.
What is the controversy about?
According to reports, RRR, an organization that claims to represent the interests of the people of Telangana, has filed a PIL in the Telangana High Court, seeking a stay on the release of the film. The organization has alleged that the film’s title, Roudram Ranam Rudhiram, is derogatory and offensive to the people of Telangana, as it has been derived from the state’s official emblem, Satyameva Jayate, which has the words Roudram, Ranam, and Rudhiram inscribed on it.
RRR, the organization, has claimed that the film’s title amounts to a violation of the State Emblem of India (Prohibition of Improper Use) Act, 2005, which prohibits the use of the State Emblem or any of its elements for commercial purposes. RRR, the organization, has further alleged that the film’s title is likely to create a sense of hostility among the people of Telangana, and may lead to law and order problems.
RRR Filed PIL in Telangana High Court Before Release
In response to the PIL, the Telangana High Court has issued notices to the Telangana government, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), and the producers of the film, DVV Entertainments. The court has sought their response on the PIL and has scheduled the next hearing for May 5, 2023.
The PIL filed by RRR has once again brought to the fore the issue of creative freedom and censorship in India. While the right to freedom of speech and expression is enshrined in the Indian Constitution, the government has the power to impose reasonable restrictions on these rights in the interests of sovereignty, integrity, and public order.
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Rajkotupdates.news: RRR filed pil in Telangana high court before Release
The controversy surrounding the release of RRR has once again highlighted the need for a balance between creative freedom and censorship in India. While the right to freedom of speech and expression must be protected, it is equally important to ensure that creative works do not offend any religious or cultural sentiments or incite violence. As the case unfolds, it remains to be seen how the Telangana High Court will rule on the PIL filed by RRR and whether the release of the film will be affected.