A PIL has been filed by advocate S Gopi Krishnan in Madras high court to direct the Central Board of Film Certification to display statutory warnings in movies while violent scenes were screened, similar to the warnings displayed in case of cigarettes or liquor scenes. The plea is likely to be taken up for hearing by a vacation bench of the court on 25th May.
The lawyer pointed out at the increase in the crime committed by persons in the age group of 16 to 35 as the young minds get inspired by the violent scenes shown in movies. He said, “Youngsters are inspired by actors. They imitate them in real life. They follow their heroes by imitating the way they smoke, dance, talk and fight in the movies in their real life and end up committing crimes.”