A protest has commenced in Jaipur against the film ‘Adipurush,’ with various groups demanding a ban on its release. The groups have urged the state government to take immediate action and prohibit the screening of the film.
Pandit Suresh Mishra, the National President of Sarva Brahmin Mahasabha, has demanded an immediate ban on the movie ‘Adipurush’. He accuses the movie ‘Adipurush’ of being a hidden plot to tarnish the reputation of Hanumanji and other revered deities. The film, starring Prabhas and Kriti Sanon, is facing criticism for its inadequate portrayal of characters from the epic Ramayana.
Mishra has urged the state government to swiftly prohibit the movie, highlighting its poorly written dialogue and the conflicting messages it conveys to society. He pointed up on the profound impact of cinema on our beliefs and way of life, emphasizing the need for a cautious approach in creating films with religious and cultural themes to preserve their authentic essence.
The depiction of mythological figures in the film is criticized as below par and unsuitable, particularly highlighting offensive portrayals of Lord Rama, Hanuman, Sita, and Ravana. Moreover, the movie is accused of disrespecting the Ramayana, which Mishra asserts is toying with the beliefs of the Hindu population in the country and causing anguish among its followers. The portrayal of other deities in a fictional manner is also deemed as unacceptable and intolerable.
Earlier, the Sarva Brahmin Mahasabha had sent a notice to the film’s director, Om Raut, through Advocate Kamlesh Sharma on October 6th of the previous year. During that time, the director had provided reassurances that the movie would not exhibit any disrespect towards the subject matter. However, after the film was released, allegations arose claiming that the portrayals of characters from the Ramayana were ridiculed.
Furthermore, Mishra has requested the involvement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in enforcing an immediate prohibition on the movie. Subsequently, a legal petition is scheduled to be filed in court next Monday.