Controversy Surrounding 'Adipurush': Film Faces Backlash for Allegedly Misrepresenting Ramayana Story and Characters - Mero Kuraa


Controversy Surrounding 'Adipurush': Film Faces Backlash for Allegedly Misrepresenting Ramayana Story and Characters

Controversy Surrounding 'Adipurush'

The Bollywood movie 'Adipurush' has found itself embroiled in controversy even after its release, following a series of pre-release disputes. The Hindu Sena has taken the matter to the Delhi High Court, filing a writ against 'Adipurush' on the grounds of allegedly hurting the sentiments of the audience by tampering with the story and dialogue of the Ramayana portrayed in the film. In their petition, the Hindu Sena demanded a complete ban on the public exhibition of 'Adipurush'.

Vishnu Gupta, the National President of the Hindu Sena, confirmed the filing of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Delhi High Court against 'Adipurush'. According to Gupta, the writ petition falls under Article 226 of the Indian Constitution, which focuses on the public interest aspect. It argues that religious leaders, characters, and individuals cannot be depicted inaccurately, thus calling for the immediate removal of objectionable scenes and the prohibition of public screenings of the film.

The petition accuses 'Adipurush' of causing offense to the Hindu community by misrepresenting religious leaders, characters, and personalities depicted in the film. It points out that while the Ramayana, authored by Maharishi Valmiki, offers a certain portrayal of Hindu characters, the film showcases unbelievable and incorrectly interpreted scenes. The objectionable depictions include Rama being shown with similarities to Jesus, Ravana, who resides in a golden palace, being depicted amidst a circle of dragons, and instances where the dialogues of Ram, Sita, Lakshmana, and Ravana resemble rap lyrics.

Directed by Om Raut, 'Adipurush' is a cinematic adaptation based on the Hindu epic Ramayana. The film features Prabhas portraying the role of 'Lord Ram', Kriti Sanon as 'Sita', Sunny Singh as 'Lakshman', and Saif Ali Khan as 'Raavan'.

Due to the controversies surrounding the film, the producers were compelled to make numerous alterations before its release. Despite its debut, 'Adipurush' has garnered mixed reactions from audiences.

Interestingly, the movie faced censorship challenges beyond Indian borders as well. In Nepal, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City initially banned the film's screening after objections were raised regarding a specific dialogue, "Janki Bharatiya Chori Hun." However, following the removal of the dialogue by the Censor Board, 'Adipurush' was eventually permitted for exhibition in Nepal.

Please note that this article is based on the information provided and does not reflect independent verification or recent updates beyond my knowledge cutoff in September 2021. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, it is recommended to consult reliable sources and stay informed about the latest developments regarding 'Adipurush'.