Adipurush, directed by Om Raut and starring Prabhas, has faced numerous issues since the release of its teaser. The poor quality of the graphics and the portrayal of characters in the teaser caused widespread anger, leading many individuals to take legal action in an attempt to ban the film and seek court intervention to prevent its release.
Despite these initial setbacks, the film garnered some positive attention with the release of two songs, “Ram Siya Ram” and “Jai Sri Ram,” as well as two trailers. However, upon the film’s release, viewers were left extremely disappointed with the depiction of characters such as Lord Ram, Goddess Sita, Lakshman, Lord Hanuman, and even the demon king Ravan.
Numerous individuals approached the courts again, this time seeking a ban on the film due to its low-quality dialogue. The Allahabad High Court, currently hearing the petitions against Adipurush, strongly criticized the film. The court ordered co-writer Manoj Muntashir Shukla to be made a party to the case and required him to respond within a week. The hearing, which commenced yesterday, will continue today.
In its order, the court expressed concerns about the dialogues present in the film, stating that it is a significant issue. The Ramayana serves as an exemplary text for the people and is held in high regard. The court remarked, “Some things should not have been tinkered with. Ramcharitmanas is read by people before they step out of their homes.”
Furthermore, the court reprimanded the Censor Board, questioning their actions and intentions. It stated, “Should we turn a blind eye to this because it is believed that people of a particular religion are tolerant? Is this a test of tolerance?” The court also noted that it was fortunate that the film did not lead to any disturbances in law and order.
The court further questioned the purpose of the censor board and its role in shaping the values taught to future generations. It emphasized the need for the board to reconsider its actions and responsibilities.