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Case Filed Against Director Lokesh Kanagaraj For Violent Scenes In 'Leo'

A case has been filed against Tamil filmmaker, Lokesh Kanagaraj. A case has been filed regarding the violent scenes that feature in 'Leo.'

Lokesh Kanagaraj and Thalapathy Vijay
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Lokesh Kanagaraj, the director behind films such as ‘Kaithi’, ‘Vikram’, and ‘Leo’, has found himself in trouble. A case has been filed against the director at the Madurai Court for the violence depicted in his films. The complainant said that Kanagaraj incites violence through his movies.

A Madurai-based resident, Raja Murugan, has filed a petition in the Madurai High Court against the director. In his petition, Murugan mentioned that ‘Leo’ contains violent scenes that depict riots, illegal activities, driving cars and two-wheelers at high speed, and a whole lot of other criminal activity that can be done in real life by people with the help of the police. It claims that these violent scenes drive the youngsters and the society in the wrong direction.

Raja Murugan has also demanded that the Censor Board should censor his films properly. He asked the court to psychologically examine Lokesh Kanagaraj. He mentioned that he is willing to take further action if the director continues making violent films.

In an earlier interview, Lokesh Kanagaraj had defended the violence depicted in his films. He said, “Because it is fun. Yes, there’s fun in that. If we get to see two people stabbing each other in real life, we will turn our heads away, because we know it is not fun. But in cinema, we just exaggerate that with music and all that for entertainment. Everyone knows it is not true. Just come here to watch a film and get entertained… that’s all. That’s how I see it.”

The petition was heard by Justice Krishna Kumar and Vijay Kumar, but the case was adjourned as the petitioner’s lawyer was not present for the hearing.

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