HC Refuses To Intervene In DMD Case

The Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court on Monday morning dismissed the public interest litigation filed by Founder and Editor in Chief of Goa Chronicle.com Savio Rodrigues seeking a ban/restrain on the release of the movie Dum Maro Dum. When the petition came up for hearing today, the Division Bench observed that the producers and distributors of the movie had deleted the objectionable content from the promos of the movie which had led to filing of the petition.

Relying on the assurance given by the counsels for the producers and distributors of the movie, the bench saw no reason to view the film even though the producers and distributors had expressed their willingness to do so. Stating that there was no ground for the court to intervene since the objectionable portions of the promos and the dialogue denigrating Goan women have already been deleted, the court saw no grounds to intervene in the matter. However, the bench observed that the state government could seek a relief after the movie is released if they find anything objectionable in it. Dum Maro Dum is a movie directed by Rohan Sippy and produced by Ramesh Sippy Entertainment in collaboration with two other Hollywood studios – Bruce Willis’ Cheyenne Enterprises and Danny Glover’s Louverture Films and distributed by Fox Star Studio.


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