The ‘Why this Kolaveri di…’ song from Tamil movie ‘3′ has become a chart-buster but a PIL filed in the Kerala High Court claims it is having a ‘bad’ influence on children and has sought a direction to prohibit screening of the song sung by actor Dhanush.
Exhibition of the song, produced by Dhanush’s wife, Aishwarya, should be prohibited as it was “badly influencing minds of young children”, petitioner, M Madaswamy, a postal assistant working at Peermede in Idukki and a Guinness Record holder for the longest speech marathon lasting 30 hours and 6 minutes, alleged.
Song with “such violent lyrics” increases aggression related thoughts and emotions and this effect is directly related to the violence in the lyrics as per a new study published by the America Psychological Association, he said.
The petitioner submitted that in a series of five experiments involving over 500 college students, researchers from Iowa state University and the Texas Department of Human Sciences examined the effects of seven violent songs and eight non-violent songs.
Results showed that violent songs led to more aggressive interpretations of ambiguously aggressive words. The violent songs increased feelings of hostility without provocation or threat, it was submitted.
Alleging that ‘Kolaveri’ was also in the category of violent songs, the petitioner said some schools in Tamil Nadu and Kerala were concerned over children singing it. Besides, the boys were using the song to tease the girls.
The influence of Kolaveri and lyrics make students take to violence, the petitioner claimed. The Central Board of Film Certification had granted certification to the movie without taking this into consideration, he alleged.