Gaiety Galaxy executive director reacts to ‘Adipurush’ row: Inko toh bhagwan bhi maaf nahi karega

Adipurush has been at the receiving end of criticism ever since it was released in cinemas on June 16. Following the claims of distorting facts in the mythological drama, Manoj Desai, executive director of Gaiety Galaxy and Maratha Mandir, has strongly expressed his disapproval.

mythological epic, Adipurush. Moviegoers have voiced their disapproval of the filmmaker’s portrayal of the epic Ramayana while criticising him for distorting the facts and hurting the sentiments of the people.

Amid the controversy, Manoj Desai, executive director of Gaiety Galaxy and Maratha Mandir, has also expressed his disapproval of the same.


Starting from the dialogues to the VFX and the portrayal of each character from the movie, everything has been strongly condemned by the cinephiles. Now, amid the Adipurush row, Manoj Desai, executive director of Gaiety Galaxy and Maratha Mandir slammed the makers and said that his theatres are running near-empty.

According to a report by ETimes, Desai strongly criticised the makers, saying that the portrayal is certainly not representative of the Ramayana. The executive director further added that even before the release, the film had faded away due to the rejection by the audience.

Because there were no other movie options available, Desai mentioned that they were running shows with only 30-40 people in the cinema hall. After the reactions of the people during the film’s pre-launch event, Desai anticipated a full house for Adipurush, but the film failed to meet everyone’s expectations.

During the interaction further, he stated lack of homework, as the film’s failure. He also criticised the film’s writer, Manoj Muntashir, for defending those dialogues instead of apologising to the audience for hurting their feelings. “Maafi maangni chahiye. Lekin inko to bhagwan bhi maaf nahi karega. Inko insaan maaf nahi karega. Inko janta maaf nahi karegi. Ye kahike nahi rahe ye picture ke baad mai likhkar de sakta hu (They should apologise. Even God won’t forgive them. People won’t forgive them. The public won’t forgive them. I can give it to them in writing),” he said.

Manoj Desai also sent out a message where he spoke about how the makers played with the sentiments of people. “All the seats are going empty, which seat are you reserving for Hanuman in theatres, answer me?” questioned Manoj Desai angrily, adding, “Itni bakwas religious film kabhi banana nahi. Kabhi kisike dil se khelna nahi. Yaha tak humare Muslim biradaro ne interview diye hai ke hume ye dekhkar dukh ho raha hai ke Hindu log apni Ramayana thik se bana nahi paaye.”

Adipurush is a mythological tale that is based on Valmiki’s Ramayana. Written and directed by Om Raut, the film features Prabhas as Raghava, Saif Ali Khan as Lankesh and Kriti Sanon as Janaki. Sunny Singh and Devdatta Nage play supporting roles in the film. There have been calls for a ban against Adipurush, where several outfits have claimed that the film has hurt the sentiments of Hindus.

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