Last night I watched a Bollywood film ‘pk’ , it was based on the simple concept of blind faith in God and religion. The film was surrounded by controversies soon after its release by certain religious groups as they claim that their sentiments were hurt. These so called religious enthusiasts have resorted to violent means of protests, burning posters, attacking standalone theatres, tearing off billboards and posters from PVRs and attacking the movie via social media and haranguing the mob through lectures inciting anger and frustration thereby disturbing the peace and tranquility of the citizens. As if 2014 had seen a little less of its fair share of tragedies, these maniacs want to bid a proper farewell to the bygone year.
These groups like Bajrang Dal etc are those who think that God needs protecting , and frankly if they believe that Hinduism is so fragile that it would be defeated by a simple movie then in my opinion, they should recheck their faith and beliefs and start learning the ABC of their religion all over again. Their protests are a testimony of their dangling faith, and their violence a mockery of the principles of Hinduism. They have in fact certified that every thing the movie shows is true 100%.
They actually failed to understand the lessons pk wanted to impart, and their frustration is clear proof that these people are not ready for the truth yet. The movie portrays the feelings and emotions of an alien if he happens to visit India on planet Earth.Various stereotypes and superstitions are shown which are seated at the helm of social evils in India.The film is logical and right in every respect and the protests are wantoned and illegitimate.
I suggest those who are not in agreement with the movie should not watch it and it is a piece of art not targeting the sentiments of any religion or sect, as the disclaimer says so.