In the recent release of Adipurush, a highly anticipated movie with a staggering budget of 500 Crores, audiences were left disappointed and disheartened. The film failed to meet the high expectations set by its grand scale and the legendary story of Ramayana, leading to a growing demand for a boycott of Adipurush among the audience. The movie has faced massive criticism for its poor VFX, weak dialogues, incorrect portrayal, and misrepresentation of facts.
Amidst this widespread criticism, writer Manoj Muntashir’s recent statement on the film has sparked an uproar once again. In an interview with AajTak, the renowned songwriter behind popular songs like “Teri Mitti” from Kesari and “Kaun Tujhe” from MS Dhoni: The Untold Story made a controversial remark.
He said, “Bajrangbali bhagwan nahi hain bhakt hain”.
This statement quickly went viral and enraged netizens, who now demand news channels to ban him from giving any further interviews. During the interview with Aaj Tak, he said, “Vo shree Ram ki tarah baat nahi karte. Bajrangbali darshnik batein nahi karte. Bajrangbali bhagwan nahi hain bhakt hain. Humne unhe bhagwan banaya baad mein kyuki unki bhakti mein vo power tha,”He was talking about the dialogues like “Kapda tere baap ka. Tel tere baap ka. Aag bhi tere baap ki. Toh jalegi bhi tere baap ki” in Adipurush.
His controversial comment about Lord Hanuman has triggered a furor, with people expressing their anger and disappointment. The backlash includes calls for an apology and even suggestions of banning him from news channels to prevent further damage to sentiments.
Ab ye chmtiya bol raha Bajrang bali bhagwan hi nahi hai. Shiv ke avtar hain wo bhai. Teri buddhi brasht ho gayi hai Manoj baklol , paap lagega tujhe, bohot paap lagega pic.twitter.com/4ZWYCyUWRM
“Manoj nose diving at the speed of bullet… hanuman bhagwan nai the isliye tameez ke dialogue ka kya karna hai.. kyunki bhakt to bachpan me usually suraj nigal hi jaate hain. Jaise ye sab kha ke movie bana rahe the ekdum kaali kaali. Very Annoying”,wrote users
Adipurush Ramayan nahi hai Hanuman ji bhagwan nahi hai Raghav Ram nahi hai Janaki ji Sita maa nahi hai
“Why can’t they just apologize and move on!”” Can we ban him for good, by going to the news channels he is damaging the sentiments more”. “Mr. Manoj seems to be an immature kid to me, he’s trying hard to convince the larger lot who are older and much more mature than him. This would prove fatal and ensure an end to his career at Bollywood!”, wrote users.
Can we ban him for good, by going to the news channels he is damaging the sentiments more
In response to the backlash, the makers of Adipurush have announced their intention to revisit the dialogues of the movie. They released a statement assuring the public that the film will be re-released with new dialogue. The statement emphasized the team’s commitment to creating a memorable cinematic experience and valuing the input of the audience. It mentioned that the dialogue will be altered to resonate with the core essence of the film and reflect the sentiments of the viewers. This decision showcases the team’s dedication to their audience and the importance they place on maintaining harmony and respect.
“Making this visual spectacle a memorable cinematic experience, the team decides to make alterations to the film’s dialogues –Valuing the input of the public and the audience. The makers are revisiting the said dialogues, ensuring to resonate with core essence of the film and the same will reflect in the theaters in the next few days. This decision is a testament that in spite of unstoppable collections at the Box Office,the team is committed and nothing is beyond the sentiments of their audiences and harmony at large,” the statement read.
What do you think about Manoj Muntashir’s recent statement on Hanuman? Tell us in the comments below.