Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Adipurush movie: Allahabad High Court issues notice to the central board of film certification

The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court, while hearing a PIL against movie “Adipurush”, has issued a notice to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

The Division Bench of Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice B R Singh passed the order while hearing a PIL filed by Kuldeep Tiwari.

The petition alleged that the trailer of the film was released without obtaining a certificate from the Board of film Certification in the exercise of the powers U/s 5A r/w Section 5B of The Cinematography Act,1952 and rule 38 of the cinematograph (certification ) rules, 1983.

Therefore it is prayed that the Board may be restrained from granting a certificate to film Adipurush Under Section 5A/5B of the Act as the story of the film as revealed from the trailer offends the Hindu religion religious sentiments of devotees of Ramayan and Lord Rama and cultural heritage of Ayodhya.

The petition also prayed that the State authorities should initiate suitable action against the offenders including the Producer, Director, and Actors of the said film “Adipurush”, for having violated the various provisions of the Indian Penal Code.

The petition said that the movie cast aspersions on the characters of the great epic Ramayana and tarnishes the image of the cultural heritage of Ayodhya and Hindu religion in general.

The petition further said that the trailer of the movie is clumsy and indecent, which has resulted in hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus.

The petition has also raised objections to the costume of the actor who portrayed the role of Goddess Sita in the movie.

It has been also stated in the petition that people have deep faith in Lord Ram and Goddess Sita, but in the movie they have been shown against the belief of people.

It has also been said that the look of Ravana in the movie is objectionable.

“The trailer of the film depicts characters of Ramayana as in very ugly form which is totally uncalled and projects the Gods of million in a very low manner…unfortunately Treta Yug and pious city Ayodhya has been shown by using very filthy and dirty picturization which is not the truth and the same is against the Hindu culture faith and belief…In substance, the trailer leaves no doubt that the film has been produced with a filthy motive for destroying the image of Hindu God and Goddess and also to damage the cultural heritage, and religious faith of the great city Ayodhya believed by millions of Hindus as the city of salvation,” said the PIL.

The Court has fixed February 21 as the next date of hearing in the matter.


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