Chennai: The Madras High Court on January 29 directed the Chennai police to register a case against music director Anirudh Ravichander, if a cognisable offence is made out against him in a complaint charging him with uploading a music video containing alleged obscene and vulgar lyrics. Anirudh had made waves through the Kolaveri song, its video going viral on You Tube.
Justice C T Selvam passed the interim order on a petition by S Jebadas Pandian, an advocate.
The petitioner had filed a complaint with the Police Commissioner stating that he was shocked to see the video in YouTube. It had been uploaded on January 16 and extensively publicised by the music director. The video was full of lyrics that were obscene, immoral and degraded womanhood. Releasing such videos was offensive to public morality, the petitioner said adding that targeting women in this manner would also adversely affect society.
The video was released without obtaining the certification under the Cinematograph Act, he alleged. Such acts of obscenity and indecency violated the Information Technology Act and the IPC. His complaint with the Police Commissioner was kept pending and when he approached the police thereafter, there was no proper response, he alleged. Hence, he had filed the present petition.
The Judge said he was giving the order to ensure compliance of a Supreme Court order in a separate case.