“Defamation of the legal profession”

by Walter Olson on October 12, 2009

Following the filing of a defamation action in the Indian courts, Bollywood* producers agreed to apologize and remove scenes from a Tamil-language movie that the lawyer-plaintiffs had decried as “opprobrious visual artistic work designed against lawyers and the legal profession” [Times of India and IndiaGlitz via Stephanie West Allen, Idealawg and Robert Ambrogi, LegalBlog Watch; "Sivakasi"]

* Or in this case more accurately “Kollywood” — see comments.

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1 Paul Karl Lukacs 10.12.09 at 4:53 pm

Not to be pedantic, but “Bollywood” refers to the Bombay-centered, Hindi-language motion picture industry.

The film in the article is a product of the Chennai-centered, Tamil-language motion picture industry, sometimes called “Kollywood.” It’s located clear across the sub-continent.

Actually, that was pedantic.

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