Taking a dig at the producers of the film Adipurush, the Allahabad High Court asked whether the people who put disclaimers in the film consider the countrymen ‘intelligent’. The court questioned why the tolerance of one religion was being tested by the makers of Adipurush. The court, which was hearing a petition seeking a ban on the film, said: “The nature of the dialogues in the film is a big issue. Ramayana is ideal for us. People read Ramcharitmanas before leaving home.”
Adipurush, a retelling of the epic Ramayana, has come under criticism for its dialogue, colloquial language and representation of certain characters. After massive trolling and backlash on social media, the makers of Adipurush changed the dialogues of the film, leading to an outcry from the audience. Meanwhile, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad HC rapped the censor board.
Allahabad High Court on Adipurush
“One who is a gentleman should be suppressed? Is it so? It is good that this is about a religion whose followers did not create any public order problem. We should be thankful. The people went to the cinema hall (where the film was being screened) and they only pressed for the closure of the hall, they could have done something else,” a bench of Justice Rajesh Singh Chauhan and Justice Shri Prakash Singh said. Before giving the certificate to Adipurush, the certification should have done something.
“If we close our eyes on this also because it is said that the people of this religion are very tolerant, will it be tested? (If we close our eyes on this issue also because it is said that) People of this religion are very tolerant, so will it be tested?),” the bench said. Who are exemplary and worthy of worship.”
The Prabhas and Kriti Sanon film is inspired by the Hindu mythological epic Ramayana. It recorded a great opening at the box office. Sunny Singh and Devdutt Nage are part of the supporting cast. The film extols the virtues of Lord Rama which include dharma, courage and sacrifice which is aptly reflected in the elegant poster. The film faced multiple postponements and controversies over the course of two years.