The National Award winning film has irked the Akhil Bharatiya Brahmin Mahasabha in Pune for allegedly showing Brahmins in poor light.
The National Award winning Marathi film Dashakriya is the latest one to face protest from a community. The Akhil Bharatiya Brahmin Mahasabha in Pune has demanded a ban on the film as they believe it portrays Brahmins in poor light.
Members of the group have submitted a letter to the Pune police demanding a ban on the film. They will be placing the demand for a ban before the exhibitors in Pune too.
President of the Akhil Bharatiya Brahmin Mahasabha, Anand Dave, told The Asian Age, “The film talks about Brahmins in a derogatory language. The movie portrays Brahmins as people who exploit families of deceased for greed. The tradition of last rites is there in all religions including Hinduism.”
However, Sandeep Patil, the director of the film, has labelled the protest as ‘hooliganism.’ “The censor board has given its nod to the movie, and we are going to release it. To oppose the movie without watching it and demand a ban on it is hooliganism,” he said.
Dashakriya is based on the novel of the same name by author Baba Bhand, which was published in 1994. Surprisingly, there has been no protest against the book all these years.
The film won three National Awards last year for Best Marathi Film, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Manoj Joshi. The film also stars Dilip Prabhavalkar in an important role.