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Petition filed in Madras HC against Killing Veerappan’s release

A petition was filed in Madras HC demanding a stay on the film Killing Veerappan claiming that the film shows ‘false information’.

regional movies Updated: Dec 29, 2015 13:53 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
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Ram Gopal Varma’s film Killing Veerappan stars actor Shiva Rajkumar, son of legendary Kannada actor Rajkumar and newcomer Sandeep Bharadwaj.(KillingVeerappanTheMovie/Facebook)

Four days after the release of its theatrical trailer, Ram Gopal Varma’s upcoming thriller Killing Veerappan has run into trouble. As per a report in DNA, a petition has been filed in the Madras High Court seeking an interim stay on the release of the multi-lingual film, which is based on the operation leading to the killing of the dreaded forest brigand Veerappan. The petition claims that the film is full of ‘false information’.

The petitioner Paneerselvi, hailing from a village in Tamil Nadu’s Salem district, has alleged that the “entire movie is filled up with false information which is nothing but creating law and order problems in Tamil Nadu”.

Read: Killing Veerappan to hit screens on December 11, says RGV

The petitioner claims that the film degrades women, while adding that the film falsely shows Veerappan’s wife as having killed people. The petition also says that director is wrong when he shows Karnataka Police alone making all the efforts to nab the dreaded sandalwood smuggler while Veerappan was killed by the joint effort of Karnataka and Tamil state police teams in 2004.

Watch Killing Veerappan’s trailer here:

Ram Gopal Varma’s film releases on January 1, 2015 and stars actor Shiva Rajkumar, son of legendary Kannada actor Rajkumar and newcomer Sandeep Bharadwaj.

First Published: Dec 29, 2015 13:52 IST