News By/Courtesy: Parimala Ronanki | 23 May 2021 22:15pm IST


  • issues raised by the appellant.
  • madras high court's reply to appellant.
  • Court holds that legal heirs cannot inherit such rights.

A woman named J Deepa, a niece of the ex-chief minister of J Jayalalitha, filed a petition in the high court to stop the release of a biographical movie Thalaivi. This movie is based on an ex-chief minister. According to the appeal, the film is slandering her reputation. Furthermore, the life anecdote of Jayalalitha cannot be taped without adding the life of her family member into it. By this, it will amount to overrun into her privacy as well. Before, this case was first appealed in the subordinate court, and then there, when the judge refused the appeal, they went to the high court and filed a lawsuit Saying of Madras high court. The plea that they filed was basically against a single judge’s repudiation to injunct the publication of the Kangana Ranaut and Arvind Swami-starrer Thalaivi on the film's pitch not made with her permission and therefore might taint the image of Jayalalithaa. Madras high court said that the right to privacy of an individual and the reputation earned during their lifetime extinguishes after death. Therefore neither of them can be inherited by the legitimate heirs of the departed, as is the case with immobile and mutable properties. The legal heirs also cannot attempt to protect them through the introduction of legal trials. The court also added that we believed that a posthumous right is not an alienable one. Hence, the petitioner is not permitted to a mandate on the ground that the posthumous right of her aunt is sought to be blemished by the publication of the film titled Thalaivi. After that justice, Subbiah also steered out that the movie was yet to be released, and hence it was too early for the petitioner to claim that the creators of the film would cause harm to the status of her aunt. The movie's release is imperilled to certification by the central board of film certification, and the board will have a chance to go through the subject matter of the movie. The bench also approves that the film producers have no obligation to ask for the petitioner's consent before producing a film for her aunt's life. The court has also cited a judgment of Bombay high court and said that those who hold vital positions must have bears that are broad as necessary to acknowledge with grace a review of themselves. Critical appraisal is the foundation of democracy. The power of the film as a channel of expression lies in its ability to add to that assessment, and the filmmaker cannot be obliged to portray only a specific version of the facts. The court also cited another example that the same happened with the web series queen. In that case, the council said that the web series was not a life story but just an economic rendition of a tale stirred by actual events.


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Section Editor: 5thVoice.News | 23 May 2021 21:27pm IST

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