Recently a movie i.e based on Arvind Kejriwal is in controversy. The petitioner who wanted the film “An Insignificant Man” to be stopped is Nachiketa Walhekar, who had allegedly thrown ink at the Delhi Chief Minister in 2013. But supreme court refuses his appeal. The court said that Freedom of speech and expression is basic rights of people. In the case of freedom of speeches and media publication, they can’t be stopped on basis of any personal excuses.
The judges, led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, also noted that: “The courts have to be extremely slow to pass any kind of orders in such situations and should allow a creative man to enjoy in writing a drama, philosophy and book of any kind or project it in on celluloid or theatre.”
“Freedom of speech and expression is sacrosanct and the said right should not be ordinarily interfered with,” the court said.
The 96-minute documentary by Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla is crowd-funded and chronicles the evolution of Arvind Kejriwal, the taxman-turned-politician. The filmmakers say they were given rare access to the party, its leaders and its meetings from 2012 when AAP was formed. One of the scenes has Mr Kejriwal discussing poll candidates and losing his temper at incessant demands for tickets to contest elections.
The bench, however, refused to direct the Central Board of Film Certification to stay the release of the movie.
“The courts have to be extremely slow to pass any kind of orders in such situations and should allow a creative man to enjoy in writing a drama, philosophy and book of any kind or project it in on celluloid or theatre,” the bench said.
“It’s worthy to mention that Freedom of Speech and Expression is sacrosanct and the said right should not be ordinarily interfered with,” the apex court said.
Here we are sharing top 3 banned movie that says the reality of society.
3Kama Sutra – A Tale Of Love (1996)
In a rather hypocritical move, Kama Sutra – A Tale Of Love too faced the wrath of Censor Board which termed it ‘explicit’, ‘unethical’ and ‘immoral’ for the audiences of the nation which came up with the concept of Kama Sutra! This Mira Nair movie, which depicted the lives of four lovers in the 16th century in India, was a hit with the critics but a major flop with the Censor Board and ultimately got banned. We did see it coming.
Deepa Mehta’s work is recognised for its global content and appeal. However, closer home, that translates to controversy. Among others, one such movie was ‘Fire’ which garnered a lot of critical acclaims worldwide but failed to impress Hindu groups (like Shiv Sena) in India due to its subject, which dealt with the lesbian relationship between two sisters-in-laws in a Hindu family. The controversy ended with the leading actors, Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das along with their director Deepa Mehta receiving death threats and Censor Board finally banning the movie in the country.
Water is another Deepa Mehta movie which courted a lot of controversy because of its dark insights on the life of the Indian widow. Set in a certain Ashram of Varanasi, the script of the movie was written by none other than Anurag Kashyap and took up controversial issues like ostracism and misogyny which were alien to the Indian Censor Board back then. No wonder, the movie was widely attacked by protesters and around 2000 fanatics even destroyed the sets of the film.