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Bollywood movies and controversies have an old relationship, understand what’s behind the math

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Why did the controversy arise from the movie ‘Adipurush’?
How will the film benefit from the controversy?

Movie “Adipurush” (Adipurush) is a hot topic right now. There is some debate about the characters in the film. Who is right? Who’s wrong ? How much will this affect the film? How much will change? What will the creators do? How much will the protest grow? The answers to all these questions will be known in time to come. The controversy concerning the screenplay, the shooting and the characters of the film is not new. Even in ancient times, there were many such films, which were deeply connected with controversies. The controversy over the film, its discussion and the involvement of political angles are also repeatedly predicted. Come, know which movies are associated with controversies and what is the equation behind it…

what is the dispute
Before talking about films and controversies, once we know what the controversy is after all? On October 2, the teaser for the movie “Adipurush” starring Prabhas, Saif Ali Khan, and Kriti Sanon was released. The ruckus started regarding the look of the Ramayana characters in the film. The look of Saif, who is seen in the role of Ravana in the film, is said to be similar to the look of Alauddin Khilji. Directed by Om Raut, this film would play with Hinduism. because of this

Controversy linked to these films
Hot Air (1973): This film based on the Indo-Pak score faced opposition. This was expected to increase violence.

Julia (1975): The Iter cast’s marriage was shown in this film, which was not considered fair.

Andhi (1975): The film, based on a female politician, is said to be based on Indira Gandhi and her personal relationships, which has caused a lot of controversy about it.

Bandit Queen (1994): Directed by Shekhar Kapur, the film was based on dacoit Phoolan Devi. Abuse, nudity, violence were shown in the film, which deepened the controversy.

Fire (1996): This film about same-sex relationships was directed by Deepa Mehta. The subject of the film itself became part of the controversy, even the film posters were burned.

Kamasutra: A Love Story (1996): This film directed by Mira Nair was banned in India. The film’s sexual content became a topic of discussion.

Five (2003): Anurag Kashyap’s debut film ‘Paanch’ caused so much controversy regarding drugs and sexual content that it could not be released. Although it was leaked in 2010.

Let the Wind Come (2004): The subject of this Indo-French film was based on the Indo-Pakistani war. The censor board had announced many cuts for this film but the director did not agree and the film was not released in India.

Water (2005): There’s been a lot of excitement surrounding this film based on the life of a widow living in Deepa Mehta’s ashram in Benares. The film has been accused of playing with religious beliefs.

Black Friday (2007): There was a lot of controversy over this film by Anurag Kashyap based on the Mumbai bombings. Before the release of the film, the directors had to fight for it in court.

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016): Pakistani film actors were banned from Bollywood after Uri’s attack. Fawad Khan played an important role in this film by Karan Johar. After the controversy, many scenes of Fawad had to be cut.

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Padmavat (2017): This film by Sanjay Leela Bhansali faced opposition in Rajasthan as well as across the country. The director was accused of tampering with history and was not screened in many theaters.

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Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan (2022): This film by Chandra Prakash Dwivedi has been accused of twisting Emperor Ashoka and history. This Akshay Kumar film was a failure.

the dispute escalates
Whenever there is a controversy with a film, obviously its discussion increases. Along with the controversy, curiosity about the film is growing among ordinary people. The controversy works in a way to promote the film. As a result, when the film is released, the number of spectators increases. In such a situation, the directors often cause such controversy, so the discussion continues until the film is released.

Different parties also benefit
When there is controversy with the film, then a lot of things come out. This reveals a lot about the subject and the story of the film. Apart from this, various parties like Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Karni Sena etc. are also brought to light through this. In a way, these parts also benefit from the film.

Key words: Actor Prabhas, Kriti Sanon, Saif Ali Khan