Adipurush Row: The Supreme Court has declined urgent hearing on a plea against an order of the Allahabad High Court, which directed the makers of controversial film “Adipurush” to appear before it on July 27. Ramayana is under fire for its dialogues and use of colloquial language. The apex court, headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, will now hear the matter on Thursday, July 13.
On 30 June, the Allahabad High Court summoned director Om Raut, producer Bhushan Kumar and dialogue writer Manoj Muntashir to appear on 27 July and asked the central government to form a committee to give its views on the film. It was hearing separate petitions by Kuldeep Tiwari and Naveen Dhawan seeking a ban on the film.
It has also directed the central government to set up a five-member committee to give its opinion on the film whether it has hurt the sentiments of the public. In an order, it had also directed the government to review its decision to grant the certificate to the film. The high court had said that the secretary of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) would file their personal affidavits stating whether the guidelines for certification of a film for public exhibition have been followed or not. letter and spirit.
Inspired by the Hindu mythological epic Ramayana, the film extols the virtues of Lord Rama which include dharma, courage and sacrifice which is aptly reflected in the elegant poster. Prabhas is shown as Raghav in Adipurush, critic i say as Janaki and Saif Ali Khan as Ravana. Sunny Singh and Devdutt Nage are part of the supporting cast. The film faced outright disapproval from the audience for mocking the ancient Indian epic Ramayana. Along with this, it also became a victim of many controversies regarding its dialogues and VFX. Many Hindu organizations have demanded a ban.
Made on a budget of Rs 600 crore, Adipurush is the most-expensive Hindi film ever made. Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Om Raut, Rajesh Nair, and Prasad Sutar, Adipurush also saw Vatsal Seth as Indrajit, Siddhant Karnick as Vibhishana, Sonal Chauhan as Mandodari, Krishna Kotian as Dashratha, and Trupti Todarmal as Sarama.
(With inputs from PTI)