April 26, 2013 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
New Delhi, India (April 26, 2013): Punjabi Movie Sadda Haq passed through various phases of struggles for getting clearance for screening in the cinema halls.
As the movie got clearance from the Supreme Court of India for screening in cinema hall through out India; the team members of Sadda Haq paid obeisance at Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, Chandni Chowk, Delhi.
“Sukrana Ardass at Gurudwara Seesh Ganj , New Delhi “koor nikhute Nanka ork Sach rahi” Gurbani, In the end its truth which wins and lie always get’s defeat.” Sadda Haq producers wrote along with a photo on their Facebook Fans Page.
“Thanks to all of you for your prayers”, they wrote further.
It is notable that a special screening of the movie was held in Court Room number 15 of the Supreme Court of India today where senior Supreme Court lawyers watched the movie in the presence of Sadda Haq producers Kuljinder Sidhu and Dinesh Sood.
The penal formed by SCI to advise the court on the issue of petition moved by the producers of the movie against the imposed by state governments of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Jammu & Kashmir; advised the court to lift the ban.
Accordingly the SCI lifted the ban from the movie.
Previously the movie was scheduled to be released in October 2012 but it was banned by Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). After this ban the members of the Sadda Haq team filed a review that was dismissed by CBFC. Then the producers knocked the doors of Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT), and the movie was cleared by FCAT with minor changes.
The movie was banned by Punjab government on April 04 – a day before it’s worldwide released.
The movie was banned by Punjab Government led by Parkash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir Badal under pressure from high-ups in Punjab police, who had feared that the movie could expose their black deeds.
The producers of the movie tried to convince Punjab government to review their decision to ban the movie but the situation turned worse when the neighbouring states of Haryana, Delhi, Chandigarh and Jammu & Kashmir also banned the movie.
As a last resort actor-cum-producer Kuljinder Sidhu moved the Supreme court of India against the ban. The Supreme Court issued a notice to the concerned states on April 11. The states filed their reply on April 24. On April 25 the Supreme court heard the arguments from both sides and decided to form a penal to review the movie.
On April 26 (today) the screening of the movie was held in Court Room number 15, where the judges of the SCI bench and senior lawyers watched the movie.
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