“Why can’t you change the name of your village as Florida?”
This could be one of the funniest ever sentence told by the court. This happened during the public interest litigation filed by the villagers of Dandupalya, a village in Hoskote, near Bangalore to change the name of the title of the Kannada film Dandupalya.
Villagers claimed that the movie Dandupalya, pictured the notorious gang from the village Danduplaya which involved in robbery and murder later sentenced to death, impacts the image of the village. They also informed the court that due to these few criminals from the village, the whole village has got bad name and the villagers are suffering. Youngsters from the village are not getting seats in the colleges. It has become difficult for the villagers to get married due to the
notoriety of the gang identified with the name of their village Dandupalay. They claimed the movie will further worsen the situation.
“Why can’t you change the name of your village as Florida,” a Division
Bench comprising Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice B.V.
Nagarathna observed in a lighter vein, The Hindu reported on 29 June 2012.
Madan Patel directed movie Nityanada is also facing title dispute raised by the supportersof self portrayed god-man Swami Nityananda and Nithyananda Dhyana Peetam. Next time I wish it could be Swami Nityanada to get his name changed to protect himself from the impact of the movie Nityananda.
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