The Malayali ‘charmer’, Priya Prakash Varrier, is currently a sensation all over India. She became a star overnight with just a single video. In fact, she became one of the most highly searched persons on social media. But after breaking the internet, viral sensation is in the news again. This time, a complaint has been filed against the song “Manikya Malaraya Poovi” from the film “Oru Adaar Love” (starring Varrier and Roshan Abdul Rahoof) allegedly for hurting Muslim sentiments.
After the Karni Sena, now it’s the Raza Academy’s turn to create a controversy among the masses. This case is eerily similar to the controversy surrounding the song”Ghoomar” from “Padmaavat” which, according to the Sena, lowered the dignity of Rajput women. According to the Raza Academy, the song is a romantic picturisation of a religious song. Apparently, they believe that the lyrics are against Muslim sentiments and are offensive to Prophet Mohammad followers.
A day earlier, the complainant (Muqueet Khan) told reporters that he had checked the translation and found that the lyrics concerned were insulting to the Prophet Mohammad. According to Khan, the girl and boy may be romancing but linking it with an allegedly insulting reference to the Prophet and his wife hurts the sentiments of people.
India is a land of controversy. After “PK”, “Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela”, “Padmavaat” now it’s the turn of “Oru Adaar Love”. Every now and then, these fringe outfits – the Karni Sena, Raza Academy or any other ‘pseudo-protector’ of our country – are creating controversies. It’s now high time that we stop them.
If the censor board does clear the film, then what is the problem? How can the Raza Academy force the director of the film to edit the songs or scenes? After all, some Malayalam translators have categorically stated that the lyrics are quite harmless – and that it’s only a public stunt. Therefore, it’s high time that we stood up against these pseudo-protectors of our country and stopped this ‘cliche’, as it only leads to violence.