The film reportedly makes a reference to a recent rape case
The makers of the Bengali film Teen Kanya are contemplating legal action against the authorities of a theatre owned by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) for not screening the film despite an agreement, the film’s director Agnidev Chatterjee told The Hindu here on Sunday. The Trinamool Congress is in power at the KMC.
The film, which was released on Friday, should have been screened in the Star Theatre at 6 p.m. on Saturday. The film’s distributors were informed that it would not be shown as its content was “anti-government.”
On Sunday, reports started doing the rounds that it would be screened after all, but the theatre’s authorities emphatically said “there is no chance” of that happening.
“We have an agreement with the management of the theatre regarding the screening of the film. When I pointed this out to them, I was told that I can go to court if I like. If they don’t screen the film, we will take legal action,” Mr. Chatterjee said.
Teen Kanya depicts a rape victim. Parallels are being drawn with the rape of a 37-year-old mother of two in the Park Street area in the city earlier this year.