Controversy over a movie has become a common thing now. Sometimes filmmakers do this intentionally, because controversy has often been a profitable deal for movies. If we look at the record so far, the more controversy there has been in movies, the more their earnings have increased. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is at the forefront in this matter. There is controversy in almost all his films. After the controversy, his films turn out to be a tremendous box office success. At this time, an upcoming Bollywood movie is also in controversy. He is being accused of insulting God. There has long been a demand to remove the controversial scene from him. But even the zoo did not creep into the ears of the creators. Angry people have filed a case against the film’s creators. The name of this movie is ‘Thank God’, in which Ajay Devgan and Siddharth Malhotra have the lead roles.
The protest started from the release of the trailer for the movie ‘Thank God’. In the film, Ajay Devgan plays the character of Chitragupta, who is considered by him to be the God of the Kayastha society. In this character he is also seen dancing with girls. People from the Kayastha community say that they are being insulted by showing their God in this way. As many scenes as this should be cut from the movie. Not only this, an affidavit must also be given from the creators of the film that there is no scene in the film that insults Chitragupta. After a long time without an initiative like that of the creators, a case was registered first in Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh and then in Dholpur in Rajasthan. In this, the producer of the film T-Series, the director Indra Kumar and the actor Ajay Devgan have been nominated. The police are investigating the matter.
The actor of the movie ‘Thank God’ Ajay Devgan is in the character of Chitragupta who is worshiped by the Kayastha society.
Sanjeev Srivastava, National Senior Vice President of Kayastha Mahasabha, says that in the trailer for the film, Lord Shri Chitragupta ji of our society is shown in modern attire. He is surrounded by ‘half-naked women’. By doing this, they are being insulted. This has hurt our religious feelings. In this way a conspiracy is hatched to damage social harmony. Objectionable scenes from the film should be removed. Only then should he be released. So far there has been no response from the film’s producer, director or actor. Anyway, why is it coming, the controversies are like a good sign for the movie. The more controversy about the film, the more it benefits. People are curious to know about him. For this watch the movie. If you don’t believe it, look at the earnings of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movies.
There was a controversy regarding the movie ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ released last year. The Maharashtra Congress MLA Amin Patel had demanded to change the name of the film. He said that the title of the film has ‘Kathiawadi’, so the image of the city is being tarnished. The city of Kathiawar is no longer what it was in the 1950s. Women there are making great progress in different professions. The name of this movie will spoil the image of Kathiawar city. There was a lot of opposition to the film before its release. Not only this, by then the wind of the Bollywood boycott campaign had also picked up. Despite all this, the film was a success. Made at a cost of Rs 180 crore, the film made a business of Rs 212 crore. Similarly, there was a controversy about the film starring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh ‘Padmavat’ released in the year 2018. There was an accusation of showing incorrect historical facts in the film.
In this regard, an organization of Rajputs ‘Karni Sena’ had protested to ban the film throughout the country. There was opposition to this film for almost a year. All the way to the Supreme Court, this issue continued to resonate. Later its name was changed, the controversial scene was eliminated and released. Made at a cost of 180 million rupees, the film had a box office gross of 585 million rupees. Marathi Manush had protested a lot about the film ‘Bajirao-Mastani’ released in 2015. It is alleged that historical facts have been manipulated in this film. Even Prasadrao Peshwa, a descendant of Bajirao Peshwa, demanded a review of the film before its release. Despite being surrounded by so many controversies, the film turned out to be a tremendous box office success. He broke many earnings records. The film grossed around 200 crores at the box office. The movie ‘Goliyon Ki Rasleela: Ram-Leela’, which was released in 2013, was previously called ‘Ram Leela’. There was controversy across the country about it.
It was alleged that religious sentiments are being hurt by the name of the film. Not only were there demonstrations across the country about it, but a case was even registered against the director and the actors. Even after this, some people went to court. Per court instructions, the name of the film was changed to Goliyon Ki Rasleela: Ram-Leela. Similarly, the movie ‘Oh My God’, released in 2012, was also accused of mocking Hinduism. The film was made at a cost of Rs 20 crore, but achieved a record box office gross of Rs 121 crore after its release. In this way, the film had earned about 500 percent more than the cost. Religious organizations had raised many objections to Aamir Khan’s movie ‘PK’ which was released in 2014. Aamir had become the target of people due to the first nude poster in the movie and later mocked Hinduism. Made at a cost of 122 crores, the film earned 616 crores at the box office. That is, 405 percent more profits were obtained. It can be understood from these examples that protest has always been a profitable deal for movies.
Watch the trailer for the movie Thank God…