Rajkotupdates.news recently reported on the controversy surrounding the release of the much-anticipated Telugu film, Roudram Ranam Rudhiram (RRR). The film’s producers and director have been facing backlash from various groups, who have been demanding a change in the film’s title and alleged derogatory portrayal of a tribal community. Amidst all this, RRR has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Telangana High Court, seeking protection for its release.
What is RRR?
RRR is a Telugu-language period action film directed by S. S. Rajamouli. The film stars N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt, and Ajay Devgn in lead roles. RRR is set in the 1920s and follows the story of two freedom fighters, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, who fought against the British Raj and the Nizam of Hyderabad, respectively.
The Controversy Surrounding RRR’s Release:
The controversy surrounding RRR started with the film’s title. Several groups, including the All India Kisan Sabha and the Communist Party of India (Marxist), have been demanding a change in the title. They claim that the film’s title is derogatory towards the farmers’ movement, as it resembles the slogan “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan.” The groups also allege that the film glorifies the British Raj and portrays the tribal community in a derogatory manner.
The film’s director, S. S. Rajamouli, has denied these allegations, stating that the film’s title has nothing to do with the farmers’ movement and that the film does not portray any community in a derogatory manner. However, the protests have continued, with the groups threatening to boycott the film’s release.
RRR Filed PIL in Telangana High Court: I
n response to the protests and threats, RRR filed a PIL in the Telangana High Court, seeking protection for its release. The PIL was filed on April 20, 2023, and listed the film’s producers, director, and actors as petitioners. The PIL stated that the film has been certified by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and that there is no legal basis for the protests and threats. The PIL also stated that the protests and threats are affecting the film’s release and causing financial losses to the producers and other stakeholders.
The Telangana High Court has issued notices to the state government, the CBFC, and the groups protesting against the film’s release. The court has asked the government & the CBFC to file their responses by April 28, 2023, and has listed the case for hearing on April 30, 2023.
The controversy surrounding RRR’s release highlights the challenges faced by filmmakers in India. The film’s producers and director have followed all the legal requirements, including obtaining certification from the CBFC. However, they have faced protests and threats from various groups, who have taken offense to the film’s title and alleged portrayal of a community. The filing of a PIL by RRR in the Telangana High Court !is a positive step towards resolving the issue and protecting the film’s release. It remains to be seen what the court’s decision will be, but it is hoped that the film’s release will not be further delayed.