Filmmaker Priyadarshan’s movie ‘Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal’ released today amidst protests from Christian associations. Various Christian associations have held protests against the movie claiming that the community has been portrayed in bad light in the movie.
But the movie’s producer Shailendra Singh has said that movie is ‘clean’ and doesn’t show Christian community in bad light.
“I truly respect the sentiments of all the communities including Catholics....I am a god-fearing person. But we have shown the film to the Censor Board and they have approved it without asking us to cut any scenes or giving 'A' certificate,” said the producer to PTI.
But the Christian Communities refuse to back down and have filed a complaint against the movie and had demanded a special screening of the movie before its release.
“We have registered our protest against the movie. We demand a special screening of the movie urgently and deletion of objectionable scenes as we feel that a priest is shown in a bad light in the movie," said Association of Concerned Catholics (AOCC) Secretary Judith Monteiro.
The associations have also demanded resignation of censor board officials who passed the film.
"There has to be some limit the way the community is portrayed on screen as it gives a wrong message to others. We demand the resignation of Censor Board Chief Leela Samson and transfer of Censor Board CEO Pankaja Thakur," said Monteiro.
The movie stars Nana Patekar, Paresh Rawal, Shreyas Talpade and Rajpal Yadav.