The petitioner alleges that the content of the film is defamatory towards TDP leader Chandrababu Naidu and his son Nara Lokesh.

Petition in Telangana HC against release of RGVs Kamma Rajyamlo Kadapa Reddlu
news Court Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 08:56

A petition has been filed before the Telangana High Court against Ram Gopal Verma’s next film Kamma Rajyamlo Kadapa Reddlu. The petitioner has asked the court to direct the Censor Board to deny certification for the film and stall its release in cinema theatres, YouTube or social media in Telangana.

Kamma Rajyamlo Kadapa Reddlu (KRKR) is RGV’s next film after Lakshmi’s NTR, which released amid many controversies in both the Telugu states. The film explored NTR’s relationship with his second wife Lakshmi Parvathy and also portrayed ex-Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu in a negative light.

In the recently released trailer of KRKR, Malayalam actor Ajmal Amir plays the role of Jagan Mohan Reddy. RGV has managed to cast many lookalikes of the who’s who of Andhra politics, including Praja Shanti Party’s leader KA Paul, Chandrababu Naidu and his son Nara Lokesh. Similar to Lakshmi’s NTR, the movie casts Chandrababu Naidu as the villain. The title of the movie also borders on the names of the caste groups of the TDP and YSR parties in the state.

Raising concerns on similar lines, city resident Indrasena Chowdary filed a petition stating that the movie has been made against Principles for Guidance in Certifying Films under Clause 5-B of the Cinematograph Act and it also violates Article 19 of the Indian Constitution.

Chowdary also pointed out that the lyrics of the recently released song ‘Pappu Lanti Abbayi’ from the movie, are defamatory towards TDP and its leader Chandrababu Naidu. “If the movie releases, there is every possibility that their followers will become angry, leading to public disorder in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh”, the petitioner alleges.

This isn’t the first time that RGV has faced problems over the release of his film. In April this year, he was detained at the Vijayawada airport after he announced that he would hold a press conference “in the middle of the road” for his film Lakshmi’s NTR. The film released following multiple orders from the HC after TDP leaders filed complaints against the alleged defamatory content in the movie.

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