Kerala High Court orders screening of S Durga at International Film Festival of India

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday ordered the screening of S Durga at the International Film Festival of India that started in Goa.

Sanal kumar Sasidharan’s S Durga was selected by the jury for screening at the IFFI for Indian Panorama but Union I&B Ministry denied its screening at IFFI. So the filmmaker of S Durga moved to the court arguing that it was unconstitutional to deny the film’s screening at IFFI by Union I&B Ministry.

The petitioner submitted the censor certificate and said that the film got U/A certification without any visual cuts.

The single bench stated that the Union I&B ministry’s decision was not communicated and no order has been issued except the press release about dropping the two films S Durga and Nude.

S Durga to screen at IFFI

S Durga to screen at IFFI

But the Union government Counsel sated that the S Durga filmmaker was trying to screen the uncertified copy of the film which was a punishable offence. But the petitioner submitted its U/A certificate and said it has no cuts.

He also added that the Censors had directed modifications and removal of few words from the soundtrack and to change the title to S Durga from Sexy Durga. He said that they carried out the modifications and also changed the title after which it is ready for screening.

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