A case on Maan Karate, which was released earlier this month, has been filed in a Chennai city court. The film is being accused of showing the boxing game in a bad taste. A boxer has filed a petition against the makers of the flick and demanded for a ban on the film.
Boxer J Krishnamurthy has alleged that Maan Karate shows the sports in the bad taste. Instead of promoting the sports, the Tamil flick discourage aspiring boxers. He wants the Tamil movie to be banned.
"I understand the film is not based on boxing, but the sport has been extensively used in the film. They have disrespected the sport by making a caricature version of it on screen. I have filed a complaint with the city police commissioner requesting to ban the film," Krishnamurthy told IANS.
"They have not even followed the rules of the sport. By portraying it in such poor light, a bad impression of the sport is left on aspiring boxers. I wouldn't mind if it was just for a scene, but most of the second half of the film is about boxing," he further adds.
The Maan Karate story is about an unemployed character called Peter, who wins a boxing championship to prove his love. Thirukumaran directorial movie has AR Murugadoss' story. Sivakarthikeyan and Hansika Motwani play the lead roles.