PIL filed against Kolaveri di in Kerala, claims bad influence on children
Press Trust of India
April 04, 2012 17:40 IST
The Kolaveri di song from Tamil movie 3 may have become a chartbuster but a PIL filed in the Kerala High Court claims it is "badly influencing minds of young children" and has sought a direction to prohibit screenings of the song sung by actor Dhanush.
The petitioner M Madaswamy is a postal assistant working at Peermede in Idukki and a Guinness Record holder for the longest speech marathon lasting 30 hours and 6 minutes.
He says that "such violent lyrics" increase aggression related thoughts and emotions. He cited a new study published by the America Psychological Association that relates song lyrics to violent behaviour.
Mr Madaswamy submitted that in a series of five experiments involving over 500 college students, researchers from Iowa state University and the Texas Department of Human Sciences examined the effects of seven violent songs and eight non-violent songs. Results showed that violent songs led to more aggressive interpretations and increased feelings of hostility without provocation or threat.
Alleging that Kolaveri was also in the category of violent songs, the petitioner said some schools in Tamil Nadu and Kerala were concerned over children singing it. Besides, the boys were using the song to tease the girls.
He also alleged that the Central Board of Film Certification had granted certification to the movie without taking this into consideration.