According to the court order, the movie can go ahead without using the actual names of Amrutha, Pranay, Maruthi Rao and others.

Murder movie poster in which three characters' faces are seen, while female lead was seen wearing a red coloured kurthaCourtesy..Twitter
Flix Tollywood Friday, November 06, 2020 - 18:26

The Telangana High Court has given green signal for the release of Ram Gopal Varma’s movie Murder. Earlier, a district court in Nalgonda had issued a stay on the movie, after Amrutha Pranay's family approached the court. The movie Murder is based on the caste killing that took place two years ago in Miryalguda of Telangana district. Amrutha’s husband, Pranay, a 24-year-old Dalit man, was hacked to death by a hired killer. The killer was hired by his father-in-law Maruthi Rao, who had refused to accept his marriage with his daughter. 

However, after the lower court issued a stay order, Ram Gopal Varma approached the High Court with an appeal. On Friday, the filmmaker took to Twitter to announce that the High Court had cleared the movie's release. “VERY HAPPY to inform that our good intentions of making the film MURDER has been rightly understood by the honourable COURT ..Details will be given once the order is with us ..THANKING EVERYONE," the filmmaker tweeted.

According to sources, RGV’s Murder movie can be released under one condition, that the movie should not use the names of any of the victims or the family members, including those of Amrutha, Pranay or Maruthi Rao. Ram Gopal Varma’s advocate reportedly told the court that if any of the names are mentioned, they would make necessary changes accordingly.

As earlier reported in TNM, Balaswamy, Pranay’s father had approached the court in the month of June and had sought a ban on the film. He also said that photos of Pranay and his daughter-in-law Amrutha were being used without their consent. The cast of the movie resembles the real life characters of Amrutha, Pranay and Maruthi Rao, which is evident from the posters and the trailers released by the director.

Read: Violence is not love: Why RGV's 'Murder' on Pranay caste killing must be called out

Watch RGV's Murder movie trailer here :

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