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Bombay HC: 'Hamare Baarah' Contains Nothing Objectionable Against Muslim Community

The Bombay High Court stated on Tuesday that they had reviewed the movie ‘Hamare Baarah’ and found nothing objectionable against the Muslim community. However, the court did have some suggestions regarding a few scenes. A petition had been filed in the Bombay High Court seeking to halt the release of the Annu Kapoor-starrer film ‘Hamare […]

Hamare Baarah - Teaser Image
Hamare Baarah - Teaser Image

The Bombay High Court stated on Tuesday that they had reviewed the movie ‘Hamare Baarah’ and found nothing objectionable against the Muslim community. However, the court did have some suggestions regarding a few scenes.

A petition had been filed in the Bombay High Court seeking to halt the release of the Annu Kapoor-starrer film ‘Hamare Baarah,’ alleging that the trailer insulted Islamic beliefs. The Supreme Court had previously stayed the film’s release and directed the Bombay High Court to expedite the petition.

The Bombay High Court bench mentioned that they had viewed the film and found that the objectionable dialogue and scenes had been removed. Fazrul Rehman Sheikh, the petitioners’ advocate, informed the media that the court believed the movie conveyed a positive social message.

“A stay had been imposed on the film ‘Hamare Baarah’ because of the controversial dialogues in the film. The judges of the HC watched the film after which, they were of the opinion that the film gives a good social message and it is not what it has been projected as…,” Sheikh said. He added that the High Court found the trailer to be very offensive.

“Some dialogues have been asked to be censored… The order will be passed tomorrow after putting all observations in a consensus… The HC said that the trailer was very offensive and it should not have been released the way it was… The trailer and the message of the movie are drastically different,” Sheikh noted.

The court also told the petitioner’s lawyer, “it was wrong to comment without watching the movie. You are commenting by looking at the poster.”

Virender Bhagat, the film’s producer, told ANI that the trailer had been removed. “The miscommunication which was attempted has now come to an end… The judges watched the film and said that it is about women empowerment… The court was of the opinion that you cannot judge the film solely based on its teaser, the two are vastly different from each other… The offensive trailer has been removed.”

The court further advised filmmakers to “be careful what they put out. They cannot hurt the sentiments of any religion.”

‘Hamare Baarah’ is jointly produced by Birender Bhagat, Ravi S Gupta, Sanjay Nagpal, and Sheo Balak Singh, and directed by Kamal Chandra. The film stars Annu Kapoor, Manoj Joshi, and Paritosh Tripathi.

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