“Controversial ‘Adipurush’ Dialogues Spark Backlash: Manoj Muntashir Apologizes, Calls for Unity”
The makers of ‘Adipurush‘ have been receiving strong criticism from film enthusiasts and netizens due to the treatment of the subject matter and controversial dialogues, including lines like ‘marega bete,’ ‘bua ka bagicha hain kya’ (does your aunt have a garden?), and ‘jalegi tere baap ki’ (your father will be burned). Despite attempts to amend and revise some of the dialogues, the film continues to face backlash.
Recently, Manoj Muntashir, the dialogue writer for ‘Adipurush,’ took to his social media platforms and issued an ‘unconditional apology.’ He acknowledged that the movie has hurt people’s sentiments and expressed regret. His statement read, ‘I accept that Adipurush has hurt people’s emotions. With folded hands, I offer my unconditional apologies. May Lord Bajrang Bali keep us united and grant us strength to serve our sacred Sanatan (eternal) values and our great nation,’ accompanied by a folded hands emoji.
Muntashir’s post garnered significant attention and quickly went viral. Some individuals supported him, stating, ‘Sometimes good people also make mistakes’ and ‘It is commendable that you have accepted your mistake.’ However, others criticized him for his behavior, using negative comments such as ‘You should have done this earlier, it wouldn’t have come to this’ and ‘You are apologizing after leaving the movie theater, you are a terrible person.’ Some demanded that instead of apologizing, he should donate all the earnings from the movie to cow shelters and temples.
Earlier, Muntashir had defended the controversial dialogue, stating, ‘Hanuman is not God but a mere devotee. We made him God because his devotion had that power’ and ‘It is not an error. It is a very meticulous thought process that has gone into writing the dialogues for Lord Hanuman and all the characters. We have simplified it because we need to understand that if there are multiple characters in a film, they cannot all speak the same language.’
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