On Monday, the Madras High Court has rejected the plea made by Vishwa Hindu Parishad, which urged the court to put a stay on the release of the film Uttama Villain starring Kamal Hassan and demanded the deletion of a song that supposedly hurt their religious sentiments. According to Justice T Raja, the court found ‘no error’ in the film that the petitioner had accused it of.
VHP submitted a petition to restrain the producers from releasing the film on the grounds that one of the lines in the song named Udirathin Kathai (story of blood) that narrates the story of the conversation between Prahlad and Hiranyakaship from the tales of Lord Vishnu and his avatar Narasimha hurt their religious sentiments. The petition stated that such a line of lyrics belittled and demonized Lord Vishu, and it also defamed and insulted the faith and belief of Hindus. Further on they stated that if the producers succeed to release the film the whole Hindu community would be greatly prejudiced and put to severe mental agony.
Justice T Raja dismissed the written petition by quoting, “As the court is not able to find any merit in the written petition, it is dismissed.” The film is set to release on May 1 and has been in and out of controversies much like Aamir Khan’s blockbuster PK. Where in an earlier interview Aamir had apologized to Kamal Hassan for not coming forward and supporting Kamal’s cause against the unfair charges being made on his film. Makers of the film will definitely get some relief after today’s hearing.