Petition in High Court seeking cancellation of Elephant Film Censorship Certificate

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Chennai: The Madras High Court has adjourned the hearing of a case seeking cancellation of the censor certificate of the movie Elephant for insulting the fishing community to August.

Jobai Gomes, Executive Committee Member of Tamil Nadu Fishermen’s Federation from Villivakkat, Chennai has filed a petition against the recently released movie ‘Elephant’ directed by Hari starring actor Arun Vijay.

In the petition, “Elephant movie depicts the fishermen community of Ramanathapuram, Thangachimadam, Pamban as anti-social and mercenaries. Children are also abused.”

Some of the scenes in this film are offensive to religious sentiments. The issue of Kachadivu is also dealt with in this film. All these hurt their feelings.

There should be a ban on the continuous screening of the film with scenes that insult the marginalized people who risk their lives to catch fish in the middle sea and earn 10 thousand crores of foreign exchange per year. He had said in the petition that the censor certificate issued to the film should be cancelled.

The petition came up for hearing in a bench comprising Chief Justice Munishwarnath Bhandari and Justice Mala. At that time, the hearing of the case was adjourned to August 1 as the petitioner’s lawyer was unable to appear through video.

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