Leo: A Madurai petitioner wants psychological test for Lokesh Kanagaraj! Here's what happened

(This article is authored by Alar)

The director of the hit film ‘Leo’, Lokesh Kanagaraj, is facing a lawsuit from a Madurai resident who claims that the movie is a bad influence on society. Raja Murugan has filed a petition in the Madurai High Court, seeking action against the filmmaker for depicting scenes of violence, lawlessness, and police corruption in his action thriller starring Vijay.

A petition has been submitted that raises concerns about the content of the movie 'Leo', particularly the portrayal of scenes involving riots, illegal activities, high-speed chases, and crimes committed with the help of the police. The petitioner is of the opinion that such scenes are negatively influencing the youth and leading society in the wrong direction.

The petitioner is requesting the censorship authorities to take appropriate measures to censor such films and is also asking the court to consider the possibility of subjecting director Lokesh Kanagaraj to a psychological examination. Additionally, the petitioner has expressed a desire to discuss the matter with the relevant authorities and explore possible solutions to address their concerns.

Lokesh Kanagaraj, known for his violent action and edgy style of filmmaking, has not responded to the petition yet. He already gained a fan crowd from the town and stated in many interviews that his films are meant to entertain and not preach. Leo was released last year in October and has become one of the highest-grossing films of the year.

The Madurai High Court is expected to hear the petition soon and decide whether to issue a notice to Lokesh Kanagaraj or not. The case has sparked a debate on the role of cinema in society and the freedom of expression of artists.