Da Vinci Code to be released

The Madras high court on Friday quashed a state government order suspending the release of the controversial thriller, The Da Vinci Code. Allowing petitions by the film’s distributers, Sony Pictures and Anuroshi Films, Chennai, Justice Prabha Sridevan, who heard the case, ordered the city police to pay Sony Pictures Rs 15,000. The film was to be released on June 2, but the state government has effectively put a ban on the film fearing that its screening would disturb (communal) peace. My previous blog is here. Vatsan went to Burma Bazaar early in June in search of a Code DVD and came up with this.

2 Comments so far

  1. Insidemind (unregistered) on July 8th, 2006 @ 3:48 pm

    Now thats what I call “Slap on the Face”.

    That the judgment came in about a months time from the release date has to be appreciated.

  2. Nandhu (unregistered) on July 8th, 2006 @ 3:53 pm

    ya. it was quick work.

    the judgement was given on the basis that the right to freedom of expression cannot be triffled with. this is great work on the part of the judiciary. however, one detail is wrong. pti had reported that the fine amount is 15,000. this morning newspapers, clarify that this amount is only Rs 1,000. the error is regretted.

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