Mumbai: The Dum Maaro Dum team is worried a lot with public interest litigation up for hearing on Wednesday.

Director Rohan Sippy and his Dum Maaro Dum team are nervous as Goan resident Savio Rodrigues has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the High Court of Bombay at Goa in Panjim .

Rodrigues seeks a ban on the film, which is set in the state, arguing that it shows the state in a bad light.

Interestingly, while the Censor board has cleared the film (albeit with an 'A' certificate), the HC can still intervene and hinder the film's scheduled release. Co-producer Fox Star India has deputed a legal team, who will attend the hearing.

Raising the issue

DMD has been the subject of Goan ire ever since the first teaser aired on TV. The trouble began when ex-tourism minister, Francisco Pacheco, who also sought a ban, raised the issue in the Goa Assembly.

This was followed by the state's Women's Commission complaining about an objectionable dialogue in the film. It was consequently removed from all promotions and the film after the Information and Broadcasting ministry intervened.

 Sippy says, "We are aware of a PIL (Public Interest Litigation) case filed in Goa. We have been travelling extensively, promoting our film. This has changed our schedule. We have got our censor certificate but we all are now keenly awaiting the outcome of the hearing. We won't interact with the media till then."

The film is scheduled to release April 22.


The story moves around an innocent student, a cynical musician and a corrupt cop.The story is seen from the cop's perspective. He has been brought in to end crime in the state by the Chief Minister.