It may be noted here that earlier on 20-Sep-2011, the Hon’ble City Civil Court, Bangalore had restrained release, promotion and exhibition of the Kannada film, ‘Sathyananda’ the same movie in Kannada that was attempted first. The defendants in this case were Sri Madan Patel, the movie director and actor Sri Ravi Chetan.
However, only thereafter, Paramahamsa Nithyananda’s counsel learnt that Sri Madan Patel had proceeded to violate that Order by teaming up with certain persons in Hyderabad to modify the Kannada film into a Telugu film – Ayyare. Accordingly, Paramahamsa Nithyananda’s counsel filed an application to the City Civil Court Bangalore, under Order 39 Rule 2A of the Civil Procedure Code, 1908.
Under the above provision, a person who violates an Order of a Court as well as any other person who helps such persons, can be imprisoned for 3 months and their property can be acquired. Accordingly, the Hon’ble City Civil Court has issued Notice under the above provision to all the five defendants Sri Madan Patel, Sri Ravi Chetan, Sri Jyothi Prasad, Smt.Lakshmi and Sri Ali questioning, as to why they should not be punished for 3 months in jail and why their property should not be acquired. Also, the Civil Court has restrained the release, promotion and exhibition of the Kannada film, ‘Swami Sathyananda’.
Several materials were presented to the Court by Paramahamsa Nithyananda’s counsel and on the basis of those materials, the Court reached a prima facie conclusion that the so-called Telugu film ‘Ayyare’ is nothing but a voice dubbed Kannada feature film, ‘Sathyananda’.
Telugu film ‘Ayyare’:
Paramahamsa Nithyananda’s counsel had proceeded against ‘Ayyare’ before the Hon’ble Andhra Pradesh High Court. The Hon’ble High Court had permitted Paramahamsa Nithyananda’s Counsel to raise their objections before the Censor Board. Accordingly, they had raised several objections before the Censor Board at Hyderabad.
Paramahamsa Nithyananda’s counsel stated that all of their objections have been duly considered by the Censor Board and the film ‘Ayyare’ has been modified by the Censor Board so as to delete every reference or indication to Paramahamsa Nithyananda. As such, at this point of time, Paramahamsa Nithyananda’s counsel does not hold any objection to the release of the film ‘Ayyare’. Further, they are also pleased with the fact that the Censor Board has taken the right steps to ensure that any film that receives a Censor Certificate steers clear of defaming a living person.