"This is not our Ramayan": Cinema workers’ body urges PM Modi to ban ‘Adipurush’

Wednesday, 21 June 2023 (11:22 IST)
New Delhi: The All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately ban Prabhas and Kriti Sanon starrer ‘Adipurush’, saying “this is not our Ramayana”.
The cinema workers’ body's request to the PM comes amid Om Raut’s directorial ‘Adipurush’ receiving major backlash and criticism from various quarters for its "wrongful depiction" of Indian epic ‘Ramayana’. The film, which is made on a budget of Rs 500 crore, has received flak for its direction, VFX, dialogues, and screenplay, even as it performed decently in the box office both nationally and internationally.
“Request to immediately Ban Adipurush Movie - THIS IS NOT OUR Ramayan. All Indian Cine Workers Association Demands Ban on Screening the Movie Adipurush. This movie's screenplay and dialogues are clearly defaming the Image of Lord Ram and Lord Hanuman. Adipurush Movie is Hurting religious sentiments of Hindus and Sanatan Dharma,” they said in a letter to the PM.
“Prabhu Shri Ram is a God for everyone in India no matter what religious faith one comes from. This movie depicts Lord Ram and even Ravan who looks like a character of a video game, with dialogues hurting every Indian in the country and across the globe. We request Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji order stopping the screening of this movie and immediately order a ban on ‘Adipurush’ screening in the theatres and OTT platforms in the future,” the letter read.
The association also demanded an FIR against the director Om Raut, writer Manoj Muntashir Shukla and the film’s producers, for hurting religious sentiments.
“We need FIR against the Director (Om Raut), Writer (Manoj Muntashir Shukla) & the Producers of the movie who have hurted the Hindu sentiments and save the image of our Bhagwan Shri Ram, Maa Sita & Ramsevak Bhaghwan Hanuman,” they further said.
“Actor Prabhas, Kriti Sanon and Saif Ali Khan shouldn't have been part of such a disgraceful movie ever made in the history of Indian Cinema. ‘Adipurush’ is a complete disaster of our faith in Shri Ram and Ramayan,” the letter added.
The film has been released in Hindi and Telugu and also stars Sunny Singh, Devdatta Nage, Vatsal Sheth, Sonal Chauhan, among others. (UNI)

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