Let’s Take Padmaavat For What It Is — A Film, Not A Community Validation Stamp

If Karan Johar’s video stating at gun-point that he’ll not engage with Pakistani artistes disturbed cine-buffs, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s full-page disclaimer advertisement explaining what his film is about will leave them perplexed. It was MNS then, it’s Shri Rajput Karni Sena today.

Back in 2017 when hooligans of Karni Sena, a Rajput fringe outfit, assaulted filmmaker Bhansali on the set of his then-underway film Padmavati, one perhaps didn’t tap its full potential of being a reflection of the current state of art in India. Or its potential to disrupt the democratic freedom of artists in India.

Cut to 2018, the makers of the film starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, finally have a go-ahead from the Central Board of Certification (CBFC) and almost all state governments barring Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana (so far). But the green light comes with a price and it’s more than dropping of its ‘I’ and adding an extra ‘a’, which the makers made clear by posting full-page “disclaimer” advertisements on the front pages of several newspapers.

Coming just a day after Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Bhansali productions announced the release date of January 25, here are the main points mentioned in the ad.

Open 6Chan to DOWNLOAD this video

* The film ‘Padmaavat’ is based on the epic ‘Padmavat’ by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi which is a revered work of fiction.
* The film does not have and never had a dream sequence between Alauddin Khilji and Rani Padmavati.

*We have made this film as an ode to the famed valour, legacy and courage of Rajputs.

*The film portrays Rani Padmavati with utmost respect and does not tarnish her repute or misrepresent her character in any manner.

*The film has been cleared with only five modifications by the CBFC and is officially approved for release in India with a U/A certificate.

*There are no further cuts or modifications to the film.

 “Padmaavat is a film that every Indian will be proud of. Please visit your nearest theatre on January 25 to experience it yourself,” reads the last line.

Statutory warning on a cigarette pack, I understand. This, I don’t. No place for art in my country.#Padmaavatpic.twitter.com/dazvLQ4ffu

— Nakuul Mehta (@NakuulMehta) January 15, 2018

The points, however, feel like apologies to all that has offended the self-proclaimed moral police and an explanation of all that the film is not. Amid Karni Sena’s far-fetched political ambitions and a strong fear of disruption of state order, the respect and freedom for art has gone for a toss. Otherwise, who would have thought that one of the highest paid female actors in India will be termed as a “naachnewaali”? Or a film based on a fictional character would lead to a bounty of 10 crores on Deepika and Bhansali’s nose, ears and or head? Or that an actual person will die in the wake of miring controversies? Or that the fringe outfits will threaten with the announcement of female members of Kshatriya community performing jauhar (self-immolation) in Chhitorgarh?

And it’s time one calls out Karni Sena for their bluff. I, for one, think they don’t care if the film is based on a work of fiction or a real life incident or happens to be a Star Wars: The Last Jedi spin-off; they just needed a reason for vandalism and they found one. Not just freedom of art but also an essential need of coherent logic for staging protests has gone for a toss in the recent past. Why else would men, who claim to be protecting a woman’s honor, fictional in this case, hurl abuses at another woman or be ready to sacrifice the lives of hundreds of their women? Why else would they take to the streets and incite violence instead of taking the peaceful legal route? Why else would they ignore Bhansali’s repeated clarifications that there’s “no dream sequence between Rani Padmavati and Allaudin Khilji”? Why else would they not give a chance to the makers to show their work and then reach to a conclusion?

Even the most avid moviegoers don’t trust Bollywood to stay true to historical facts and are aware of the several creative liberties the makers and producers take while helming a period drama. Despite that, Bhansali’s magnificent work wouldn’t have shown Rajput culture in as bad a light as Karni Sena’s recent actions have and when this film releases, which it shall, all pride will go in vain. Because one doesn’t intend to save the pride of a fictional woman, who may or not may not have existed, by disrupting the peace and law and order of several states, inciting violence, issuing bizarre threats or/and provoking women of their own culture to commit suicide. But one does, in my opinion, pose a threat to our national security by resorting to the above-mentioned means under the flag name of demonstrations against “distortion of historical facts”.

And a fun fact: While Karni Sena is on the streets protecting the dignity of a fictional queen, their state (Rajasthan) ranked last in female literacy out of all states in India as per Census 2011. If even half of the energy that’s been spent in evoking a ban on the film release was consumed in the right direction or for the right causes, the situation would have been better today.

Let’s take Padmaavat for what it is- a work of art that’ll release on a certain Friday and will be judged on parameters that include acting, direction and technical finesse among other filmmaking aspects. You may like it or loathe it, but it really would be just that- a film, neither a life-threatening disorder nor an emergency-evoking situation and definitely not a community validation stamp.

387 Replies to “Let’s Take Padmaavat For What It Is — A Film, Not A Community Validation Stamp”

  1. Pingback: Viagra 25mg canada
  2. Pingback: Cialis 10mg otc
  3. Pingback: actos 15mg online
  4. What’s Happening i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I have found It absolutely useful and it has helped me out loads. I hope to contribute & aid other users like its helped me. Great job.

  5. Pingback: ceclor australia
  6. Pingback: celebrex tablets
  7. Pingback: celexa canada
  8. Pingback: casino real money
  9. Pingback: doubleu casino
  10. Pingback: aaa car insurance
  11. Pingback: online homework
  12. Pingback: clomid for sale
  13. Pingback: crestor otc
  14. Pingback: how to buy indocin
  15. Pingback: lamisil tablets
  16. Pingback: cheapest lopressor
  17. Pingback: meclizine 25 mg nz
  18. Pingback: phenergan 25mg usa
  19. Pingback: prilosec for sale
  20. M.E.C Mon Electricien Catalan
    44 Rue Henry de Turenne
    66100 Perpignan
    0651212596

    Electricien Perpignan

    It’s not my first time to visit this web page, i am visiting
    this site dailly and get fastidious information from here all the time.

  21. Pingback: buy procardia 30mg
  22. magnificent post, very informative. I ponder why the other specialists of this sector don’t realize this.
    You should continue your writing. I’m sure, you’ve a huge readers’
    base already!

  23. Pingback: proscar canada
  24. Pingback: remeron 30 mg otc
  25. hydra тор ссылка представляет собой магазин, что придуман для торговцев подпольных вещей и сервисов. Подобную услугу низзя взять в нормальном интернет-магазине, так как это противоправно.

  26. Pingback: risperdal otc
  27. Pingback: robaxin australia
  28. Pingback: rogaine for sale
  29. Pingback: cheap thorazine
  30. Pingback: how to buy vantin
  31. Pingback: buy voltaren
  32. Taxi moto line
    128 Rue la Boétie
    75008 Paris
    +33 6 51 612 712  

    Taxi moto paris

    Have you ever thought about publishing an e-book or guest authoring on other blogs?

    I have a blog centered on the same subjects you discuss and would really like to have you share some stories/information. I know my
    viewers would enjoy your work. If you are even remotely interested,
    feel free to shoot me an email.

  33. Pingback: cheap zyvox
  34. I wanted to send you the very little remark to finally thank you the moment again over the remarkable techniques you have shared on this page. This has been simply extremely generous of people like you in giving easily all a few people could have advertised as an e-book in making some bucks for their own end, certainly considering that you could have done it if you considered necessary. The concepts additionally acted as a easy way to be aware that many people have a similar desire just as mine to figure out a great deal more concerning this condition. Certainly there are a lot more enjoyable instances ahead for folks who check out your blog.

  35. I simply needed to thank you so much once again. I am not sure the things that I would’ve implemented without the type of recommendations provided by you on such a question. It previously was a very frightful dilemma in my opinion, however , noticing the very specialised mode you processed that made me to leap over gladness. I am just happy for this information and in addition hope that you know what a great job you are always getting into teaching people thru your web blog. More than likely you have never got to know any of us.

  36. Pingback: cefuroxime cost
  37. Pingback: bisacodyl pharmacy
  38. Which works faster viagra without a doctor prescription or Cialis. Cialis on the whole works within 16 to 45 minutes, and its enterprise is not affected by food. Viagra generally works within 30 minutes, and its essence may be diminished if taken soon after a strong elephantine go (which may also delay how fast it works). For this vindication, viagra without a doctor prescription viagra without an rx is best captivated on an wanting stomach.

  39. Hi there! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any trouble with hackers?
    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up
    losing many months of hard work due to no back up.
    Do you have any solutions to stop hackers?

  40. Pingback: xnxx tinder
  41. Have you ever thought about writing an e-book or guest authoring on other blogs? I have a blog based upon on the same information you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information. I know my audience would appreciate your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to send me an e mail.

  42. Для твоей анонимности мы создали этот блог на котором Вы постоянно сможете обращаться к магазину торговой площадки http hydraruzxpnew4af . Взять ссылку на hydra onion и неопасно осуществить покупку возможно на страницах нашего сайта. В интернет сети onion часто встретить фишинг и потерять деньги.

  43. Для совершения покупок на торговой платформе http hydraruzxpnew4af onion market наш ресурс в любой момент принимает сколько угодно юзеров. Для поиска прямой гиперссылки, нужно нажать на кнопку и анонимно осуществить заказ, а в случае если Вы в первый раз вошли на ресурс перед покупкой продукта надо создать аккаунт и пополнить счет. Ваша анонимность наша основная обязанность, которую мы с гордостью выполняем.

  44. Для оформления шопинга на торговой платформе сайт hydraruzxpnew4af этот вэб-портал в любой момент принимает большое количество юзеров. Для поиска правильной ссылки, нужно тыкнуть на кнопку и спокойно совершить закупку, а в случае если Вы в 1-ый раз перешли на маркет перед заказом продукта рекомендуется авторизоваться и пополнить баланс. Ваша защищенность наша главная задача, которую мы с удовольствием выполняем.

  45. http hydraruzxpnew4af onion market — большой tor шоп в отечественном сегменте. Постоянно его используют около одного миллиона клиентов! Подобный показатель портала не является незаслуженным, шоп завоевал крепкое мнение клиентов как приличный и нормальный сайт. У него максимально богатый интерфейс сравнительно всех ресурсов похожей тематики, работает неизменно уверенно и бесперебойно. Все попытки заблокировать магазин мигом решаются способом изготовления сайта-шлюза.

  46. Pingback: buy viagra now
  47. Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different browsers and both show the same outcome.

  48. hello my lovely stopforumspam member

    Welcome to Grosvenor Casinos, where you can play a wide range of casino games, from slots to poker, blackjack, and roulette! There’s something for everyone here – become a member of the casino to have the best of online casino gaming. Our Sportbook offers a range of sports betting odds and is available for pre event or in play bets 24/7 and 365 days of the year. Whether you’re here for football tournaments or the latest betting odds for horse racing, Tennis, Golf, Cricket and even Rugby Union, you are covered.

  49. Pingback: teva sildenafil
  50. Pingback: sildenafil generic
  51. Pingback: viagra ohne rezept
  52. Pingback: generic plaquenil
  53. Pingback: priligy price usa
  54. Pingback: modafinil usa

Leave a Reply to amazon pharmacy drug prices Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *