The makers of the movie stated that the film is not hitting the theatres of the southern state as they find the content of the Chaitanya Tamhane's film "sensitive, political, and risky".
"Shocked, dismayed but mostly sad that @CourtTheFilm is not showing in cinemas in Bangalore because of regional politics," the "Margarita With A Straw" star posted on Twitter.

An unverified account of "Court" on social networking site Facebook shared the reluctance by the local authority over the film and their fight to get it released in the city.

"SAD NEWS: It saddens us to no end, but unfortunately we have to declare this - COURT will not be playing in Bangalore. We tried in every way we could, but were confronted with circumstances that go beyond the world of artistic freedom.”

"We were only constantly told that 'It's a sensitive, political, and risky situation'. The precise nature of the issue, the actual names of the people and associations who might object - we don't know ourselves. But we do know for a fact that it has nothing to do with the nature or content of the film, or the availability of the slots in theatres. The entire team is crestfallen; everyday we get so many queries and requests from Bangalore - well, we tried," the post read.
The courtroom drama has, however, released in over 150 screens across India on April 17.


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