In a blow to makers Rang Rasiya, claimed to be based on the life of legendary 19th century Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma, A Kerala court has stayed the release of the film which was due to hit theatres on Friday (November 07, 2014).
The interim stay order was issued by the Mavelikkara munsiff court in Alapuzha district yesterday on a complaint by Raja Ravi Varma’s grand daughter Indiradevi Kunjama.
Judge Prasun Mohan made it clear that the makers of the movie should not exhibit it without adding a disclaimer that the film has no connection with the personal life of Raja Ravi Varma.
The film is directed by Ketan Mehta and is based on Ranjit Desai’s novel titled Raja Ravi Varma. Randeep Hooda is playing the titular role in this film.
Meanwhile, a PIL seeking a ban on Rang Rasiya has also been filed in the Kerala High Court. According to the petitioner, S. Amrutha Kumar, the film portrays the artist as a womaniser and claims that it was a true story.
The petitioner pointed that a well known artist had been depicted as a playboy and the makers of the film have not even given a disclaimer.
Rang Rasiya also violates provisions of the Cinematograph Act, 1952, it alleged.
Raja Ravi Varma was a painter known mainly for his portraits of Hindu gods and goddesses. Also known as Raja sahib, he often painted scenes from the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Varma is said to be the pioneer of modern art in India and was the first one to depict Hindu gods and goddesses in human forms.
Filmmaker Ketan Mehta’s Rang Rasiya was in the cans for five years before it managed to get approval from the censors.
Presented by Jayantilal Gada (Pen), Rang Rasiya is directed by Ketan Mehta, produced by Deepa Sahi and Aanand Mahendroo. It stars Randeep Hooda, Nandana Sen and newcomer Triptha Parashar in lead roles.
In a blow to makers Rang Rasiya, claimed to be based on the life of legendary 19th century Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma, A Kerala court has stayed t...0.5