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Supreme Court refuses to interfere with EC’s order stalling release of PM Modi’s biopic

Newdelhi:26/4/19:The Supreme Court on Friday refused to interfere with Election Commission, EC’s order stalling the release of biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi until 19th of May.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said, the issue is whether the movie can be exhibited at this time adding that the Commission has taken a decision and the court is not inclined to entertain the plea.

The counsel, appearing for producers, had told the bench that the EC’s order is contrary to the clearance given to the movie by the Central Board of Film Certification.

The apex court earlier had asked the EC, while hearing the writ petition filed by the film producer Sandeep Vinod Kumar Singh, to reconsider its decision after watching the movie and give the court its report.

Producers of the movie contended that the EC’s order violated their fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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