comscore
Bollywood Hungama
Bollywood Entertainment at its best
Last Updated 21.06.2024 | 4:07 PM IST
  • LANGUAGE

  • FOLLOW US ON

  • FEEDBACK

BOLLYWOOD NEWS

Bombay High Court judge says films like Singham “send dangerous message”; also criticises portrayal of judges in movies

en Bollywood News Bombay High Court judge says films like Singham “send dangerous message”; also criticises portrayal of judges in movies

Bombay High Court judge Gautam Patel warned of the ‘dangerous message’ sent by films like Singham, which glorify instant justice at the hands of a hero cop.

Bombay High Court judge Gautam Patel has warned against the “dangerous message” sent by films like Singham, which portray police officers as delivering instant justice without following due process of law.

Bombay High Court judge says films like Singham “send dangerous message”; also criticises portrayal of judges in movies

Bombay High Court judge says films like Singham “send dangerous message”; also criticises portrayal of judges in movies

In a speech at an event organised by the Indian Police Foundation, Justice Patel said that such films encourage "impatience" with the rule of law and create a negative image of the police as "bullies, corrupt, and unaccountable."

Justice Patel also criticised the way judges are portrayed in such films, saying that they are often shown as "docile, timid, thickly spectacled, and often very badly dressed." This, he said, reinforces the populist notion that the courts are not doing their job and that the police need to take matters into their own hands.

He elaborated by saying, "Singham movie has especially shown in its climax scene where the entire police force descends on a politician played by Prakash Raj...and shows that justice has now been served. But I ask, has it?” He added that we should think "how dangerous that message is."

While commending the efforts of Prakash Singh, the former Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police, in advocating for police reforms, Justice Patel noted the need for a broader conversation on reforming various aspects of the justice system. He also highlighted the unfortunate populist perception of the police as "bullies, corrupt, and unaccountable," which can lead to public celebration of extrajudicial actions.

"This is why when a rape accused is killed in an encounter while allegedly trying to flee, people think it is not just alright but it is celebrated. Justice has been served, they feel, but has it?" he said.

Justice Patel's comments come at a time when the makers of the Singham franchise are all set for the third instalment of the Ajay Devgn-starrer.

Also Read: EXCLUSIVE: Ajay Devgn, Rohit Shetty, Deepika Padukone, and Ranveer Singh to come together for Singham 3 mahurat shot tomorrow at YRF

More Pages: Singham Box Office Collection , Singham Movie Review


BOLLYWOOD NEWS - LIVE UPDATES

Catch us for latest Bollywood News, New Bollywood Movies update, Box office collection, New Movies Release , Bollywood News Hindi, Entertainment News, Bollywood Live News Today & Upcoming Movies 2024 and stay updated with latest hindi movies only on Bollywood Hungama.

Rate this article
Make favorite
Copyright © 2024 Hungama Digital Media Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Forgot Password
Please provide your registered email address or username
  • OR
Write A Review
  • Click to rate on scale of 1-5
  • 5000 characters remaining

New notification