Jolly LLB:SC snubs protest, recalls real mistakes of lawyers

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New Delhi, March 16: Snubbing the protests by a group of lawyers in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, Supreme Court on Friday, March 15 gave green signal to the recently released Hindi movie - Jolly LLB.

Asking the protesting lawyers to take the movie in a jest, the apex court recalled how the lawyers indeed make several mistakes in real life.

During the hearing of the case on Friday, a bench of Justices R M Lodha and Madan B Lokur were quoted as saying, "What is your problem with the dialogues? In our courts also, we get several petitions with spelling and other mistakes. Appeals are spelt as apples, section 171 as section 17, and similar such mistakes. These things do happen in courts."

Earlier Delhi High Court overruled lawyers' demand to stay the release of Jolly LLB on Friday. Challenging the high court's order, lawyers, graduates of Meerut Law College, Chaudhary Charan Singh University, moved the Supreme Court.

The protesting lawyers claimed that some dialogues of the movie is offensive and contemptuous. Trailers of the movie shows how a judge fumed over spelling mistakes of Jagdish Tyagi aka Jolly LLB (Arshad Warsi), a struggling lawyer from Meerut. Jolly, while filing a petition, misspells 'prosecution' as 'prostitution'.

Reminding the protesting lawyers that Jolly LLB is nothing but a fictitious character, the Supreme Court judges said, "...then what are you complaining about? It is only a fictitious character, based on a fictitious story."

"If the movie is useless in your opinion, don't watch it at all. You know you will not enjoy it, so don't go. You are giving undue importance to the issue. Let those go to theatres who want to watch it," advised the apex court while dismissing the case.

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