SC clears deck for release of 'Black Friday'
The controversial film 'Black Friday', based on 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, will now be screened across the country.india Updated: Sep 30, 2006 17:06 IST
The controversial film "Black Friday", based on 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, will now be screened across the country as the Supreme Court has given a go ahead to its release.
A Bench comprising Justice BP Singh and Justice Altamas Kabir permitted the release of the film with the rider that it would not be shown till the ongoing pronouncement of the judgement gets completed by TADA court in Mumbai.
However, the court clarified that the producer can go with the release of the film without waiting for the pronouncement of quantum of sentence against the convicts.
The order which came on a petition filed by the producer of the film, Mid Day Multimedia, was pending before the court for almost one and half year.
The producer had challenged the Bombay High Court order staying the screening of the film until the judgment in the case was finally delivered.
Mustafa Moosa Tarani, one of the accused, now convicted by the TADA court, had objected to the screening of the film pending trial contending that it may cause prejudice against him and could have adverse impact on the judge trying the case.
The film is based on the book written by S Hussein Zaidi narrating the sequence of the events starting from three days before the blast till the case was finally investigated by the police.