Right-wing files plea against Adipurush, says it mocks Ramayanatext_fields
New Delhi: The highly anticipated film 'Adipurush,' directed by Om Raut, finds itself mired in controversy just days after its release, as it has sparked objections within the Hindu community.
A Right-Wing group has taken the matter to the Delhi High Court, filing a plea seeking the removal or correction of alleged objectionable scenes involving iconic characters such as Ram, Sita, Ravana, and Hanuman.
The plea filed as Public Interest Litigation (PIL), claims that the characters in the movie deviate from the portrayal of these religious figures in the epic ‘Ramayana’.
The PIL, filed by ‘Hindu Sena’ President Vishnu Gupta, challenges the certification granted to the film under the Cinematograph Act of 1952 and names the director, producers, and official parties as respondents.
The movie “offends the sentiments” of the Hindu community by presenting the religious characters in “an inaccurate and inappropriate manner” that goes against the descriptions found in the works of authors like Maharishi Valmiki and Saint Tulsidas, according to the petitioners.
The petition argues that the portrayal of characters such as Ravana (played by Saif Ali Khan) and Hanuman in the film is completely divorced from Indian civilization.
“The bearded look of Ravana’s character played by Saif Ali Khan in the film is hurting the sentiments of the Hindu community as the Hindu Brahmin Ravana is shown making a ghastly face in a wrong manner which is an absolute insult to Hindu civilization, Hindu religious figures, idols, ideals, etc.,” the plea alleges.
The petition also claims that the “inaccurate” depiction of Hindu religious characters has garnered criticism and resentment from across the country, including from actors who have portrayed these characters in Ramanand Sagar’s “Ramayana”.
“The hair style, beard, moustache and dressing manner including appearances are well defined as per the image created in those epics. Any variation of these images by the film producers and directors and actors would certainly hurt the sentiments of worshipers, devotees and religious believers,” the petition claims.
The movie stars Prabhas, Kriti Sanon, and Saif Ali Khan in the leading roles of Ram, Sita, and Ravan.
With inputs from IANS