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Ram Gopal Varma's Veerappan Film Taken to Court Over 'False Information'

  | December 29, 2015 13:50 IST (Chennai)
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A still from the film Killing Veerappan.

A petition seeking to put on hold the release of Ram Gopal Varma's Killing Veerappan has been filed in Madras High Court. "The film is filled with false information and will create law and order problems in Tamil Nadu if allowed to release." The film stars Shivrajkumar, Parul Yadav, Yagna Shetty and Sandeep Bharadwaj

A petition seeking to put on hold the release of Ram Gopal Varma's multilingual film Killing Veerappan has been filed in Madras High Court. The petitioner claims the film is full of "false information" on the forest brigand.
In her statement, petitioner Paneerselvi of Salem said: "The film is filled with false information and will create law and order problems in Tamil Nadu if allowed to release."
Seeking interim order to put on hold the film, which is slated to release on January 1, she also requested the Central Board of Film Certification's (CBFC) regional office to revoke the original 'U' certification of the film. (Also Read: Ram Gopal Varma Says Celebrities Must 'Exercise Restraint')
The film, which stars Shivrajkumar, Parul Yadav, Yagna Shetty and Sandeep Bharadwaj, is set to release in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Hindi.
In her complaint, Paneerselvi added that the film portrays only Karnataka Police solely responsible for the killing of Veerappan in 2004, and belittles Tamil Nadu Police and politicians in the process.

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