- FIR lodged against actor, producer of Kannada movie 'Katariveera' (May 30, 2012)
- Hindu Organisations to move court against unaltered version of Katariveera (May 24, 2012)
- Bangalore : Hindu Organisations submits memorandum to cancel censor certificate of Katariveera movie (May 23, 2012)
- Mangalore : HJS demands ban on denigrating film 'Katariveera' (May 22, 2012)
- 'Katariveera' movie faces strong protest from HJS and other pro-Hindu organizations (May 18, 2012)
- Issue of denigarion of Hindu Deities : Katariveera's troubles are far from over (May 17, 2012)
- Hindu Deities Denigration in movie 'Katariveera' : Upendra says sorry, pays reparation (May 16, 2012)
- Karnataka : Hindu outfits Protest against screening a Kannada Movie ‘Katariveera Surasundarangi' (May 13, 2012)
May 30, 2012
The complaint lodged by Sunil from Kankanady stated that the movie lampooned the Hindu deities and picturised them in a derogatory manner which had hurt him.
He named five persons including the actor Upendra, producer Munirathna, director Suresh Krishna, theatre owner and manager in his complaint.
The complaint has been booked under IPC sections 295 A (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious belief); 153 A (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc, and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony); 153 B (Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national-integration) read with 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention).
The pro-Hindu organizations have taken recourse to legal action after a Bangalore city civil and sessions court order that the Kannada movie should be exhibited unaltered gagged them from continuing protests. They had stopped screening of the movie for a week in Mnagalore and Udupi. The court order was issued on May 17, after producer of the movie Munirathna screened an edited version of the movie at Renukamba Preview theatre to seers from important mutts, led by Santosh Guruji, apart from activists of Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad.
The Bajrang Dal here has categorically stated that the movie will not be allowed to be screened unless required cuts are made.
Source : TOI
Both the pro-Hindu organizations had objected the movie on grounds that it ridicules Hindu deities and depicts them in a "deplorable manner".
The Bangalore court had passed the order after Dalita Rakshana Vedike approached the court seeking direction to the producer not to effect any cuts as recommended by some religious organizations. The order was issued on May 17, after producer of the movie Munirathna screened an edited version of the movie at Renukamba Preview theatre to seers from important mutts, led by Santosh Guruji, apart from activists of Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad.
Sharan Pumpwell, convener of Bajrang Dal, said, "The public will file complaints against the movie at Mangalore North (Bunder) and Urva police stations on Tuesday. Simultaneously, pramukhs in Bangalore will take a decision on filing a Public Interest Litigation against the movie in that city within the next two days. If the movie has to be shown it should be with the cuts suggested by us.''
HJS on Monday held a protest at a single screen theatre in the city and submitted memoranda to the district administration, police and the theatre owner. HJS coordinator, Ramesh Nayak said, "On Monday, HJS state spokesperson Mohan Gowda will meet the Censor Board members to urge them to ban the movie. If they don't, we will continue our fight legally to stop the movie from being screened.''
Source : TOI
Bangalore : Hindu Organisations submits memorandum to cancel censor certificate of Katariveera movie
May 23, 2012
From our correspondent
Bangalore : A memorandum was Handed over to Censor Board,Bangalore on 21.05.2012 by various Hindu Organisations including Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, Shri Ram sena,Bajarangdal to cancel the Censorship Certificate of “Katariveera Surasundarangi” movie which has hurt religious sentiments of Hindus.
On this Occasion Mr. Mohan Gowda (Spokesperson of Hindu janajagruti Samiti,Karnataka), Mr. Chandra Moger (Hindu Janajagruti Samiti Coordinataor, Bangalore), Mr. SuryNarayan Rao (President,Bajarangadal,Karnataka State), Mr. Nagraj Naidu (Shriram Sena),Mr. VijayKumar (Shriram Sena),.Sou.Nandini and Sou.Punyavati (Sanatan Sanstha) were present.
This film has insulted Hindu Gods by including dialogues which are very crude and demeaning. Crores of Hindus across the world worship these gods daily with lots of devotion.
The hero of the film upendra is delivering the dialogues by asking lord Yama,”Sri Ram and Sri Krishna have done so much wrong why they were not punished?Why only punishment is given to humans?This dialogue insults the religious sentiments of hindus as our revered gods are Compared to humans.
Also Chitragupta who is revered by all hindus as an accent keeper of sins and good deeds(papa punya) of human beings, is shown having an affair with a lady and the hero is shown filming the affair of Chitragupta and later blackmailing him.
The hero Conducts an election in yamlok to remove “Yama” from his post.The Election Campaign goes on by Chitragupta saying “I will reduce your punishment if you elect me” .Yama is Campaigning with “Rambha,Urvashi dancing to attract everybody.Then Chitragupta Calls Models from prutvilok and Campaigning for him.Through Various Such dailogues and Scenes Gods are insulated and Shown in poor Light.
Due to strong protest by Hindu saints,leaders of Hindu organizations against this film, producer of the movie has removed some objectionable scenes.
In the past many films Hindu Gods were shown in poor light and people have raised voice against it. But the surprising fact is that still the Censor Board has given permission to such a denigrating film.
Source : Our Correspondent
May 22, 2012
HJS members protesting against denigrating movie Katariveera
Mangalore (Karnataka) : Hindu Janajagruti Samiti has objected to the content of the recently released Kannada movie ‘Katari veera surasundarangi’, which allegedly has hurt the sentiments of Hindu religious majority.The organisation has demanded ban on screening of the film.
Video of Protest against denigrating film 'Katariveera'
Addressing the protest in front of Mangalore Deputy Commissioner’s office on Monday, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti District Co-ordinator Ramananda said that the film crew has kept up the promise made by them during a meeting held recently in Udupi.
“Movie producer Munirathnam, director Suresh Krishna, actor Upendra were at the meeting and they had agreed to chop off ‘obscene’ scenes from the movie.
They have edited only two scenes out of eight objectionable scenes,” he said adding that Lord Sri Rama, Sri Krishna, Yamadharmaraja, Chitraguptha have been portrayed in objectionable manner in the film.
Source : Deccan Herald
Hindu Deities and mythological characters ridiculed in Kannada film ‘Kathariveer Sursandrangi’
O Hindus, boycott the film producers, actors who play with your religious sentiments thru’ such and even other films; so also the products they sponsor in advertisements ! Convey your protest to the concerned in lawful manner !
Mangaluru (Karnataka) : In a film ‘Kathariveer Sursandrangi’ produced by Muniratna, Hindu Deities and mythological characters have been used in a very despicable manner hurting religious sentiments of Hindus. There is a wave of enragement among Hindus against the denigration of Hindu Deities all over the State and at some places; shows of this film have been cancelled owing to opposition by pro-Hindu organisations. Bajarang Dal and VHP have made a demand that the film should be screened at Mangaluru and Udipi only after removing the objectionable scenes from the film.
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A young man from the earth goes to heaven, there he falls in love with the daughter of Indra Devata and he demands to hold elections for the post of ‘Yama-Dharma’ in heaven. This is the plot of the film. While doing this, Hindu Deities have been shown as very lustful and vulgar picturisation has been done of their scenes. The whole story is denigrating.
HJS condemns the film
Demonstrations by pro-Hindu organizations at Mangaluru
Pro-Hindu organizations like Bajarang Dal and Durga Vahini staged demonstrations outside a few theatres against screening of the said anti-Hindu film. They set the advertisement board of this film on fire. Slogans were raised against the film producer and Upendra and Ambarish, who have played main roles in the film. The demonstrators also warned of taking stringent action if screening of the film was not cancelled. About 50 devout Hindus took part in the demonstrations.
Film opposed in discussion session on ‘Namma’ TV channel
A ‘Phone in’ program was held on ‘NMMA’ , a local channel based on this film. Mr. Ramesh Nayak from HJS, Mr. Prashant Harihar from Sanatan Sanstha and a viewer, Mr. Sujeet took part in the discussions. Adverse effect of film on children was discussed in the program and the film was opposed.
Few denigrating scenes from the film
- It was stated that ‘Sriram and Srikrushna also committed mistakes; then why they were not punished; why only human beings are punished?’ By making such statements, the Deities have been compared with humans.
- There are scenes stooping to very low level like Chitragupta behaving indecently with a woman, his blinking eye at her etc.
- ’Yamaraj’ has been referred to as traitor and cunning’ in this film.
- There is a scene in which a person, who is in love with Indra’s daughter, brings her on earth.
- There are scenes like vulgar recording of relations of Chitragupta with a woman, blackmailing him, addressing Indra’s daughter in heaven in very cheap manner for her loving a human being, contesting election for ousting ‘Yamaraj’ from his post, during canvassing, an actor promising to reduce punishment if he is elected, Yamaraj inviting Rambha and Urvashi for canvassing against that person, actor Upendra kicking on chest of Deity while fighting etc. (Will the film producer, director and actors dare to show such scenes involving Muslims or Christians? And if they do so, what would be their condition made by the fanatics from these Sects and their supporters at State and Central level? O Hindus! Think about it and teach a lesson, in lawful manner, to all those who play with your religious sentiments. – Editor SP)
Source : Dainik Sanatan Prabhat
May 17, 2012
Mangalore (Karnataka) : The troubles of 'Katariveera Surasundarangi' may be far from over.
Though the solution proposed by Pejawar seer Vishweshatheertha and Shiroor seer Laxmivaratheertha has been agreed to by the film's producer Muniratna and lead actor Upendra, the Hindu Janajagruthi Samiti (HJS) is keeping a close watch.
HJS coordinator, Ramesh Nayak said, "We will watch the movie when it will be released on Friday. If there is anything objectionable, we will demand the movie to be taken off the theatres.''
Nayak said that it was the Samiti which launched the protest against the movie. "We submitted a memorandum to a theatre here and the owner demanded police protection. The next day Bajrang Dal stopped the screening of the movie,'' he said.
Regarding the objections, Nayak said, "The movie should not have been released in the first place as it goes against the essence of Hinduism and mocks it. We did not want to oppose the decision of the seers who are above us. On Friday, we will see the edited version of the movie when it will be released again and decide whether it can be exhibited or not.''
Nayak said that the Samiti would not resort to violence to achieve its objective. "We will not take law into our hands. We will go legally if we find anything objectionable. We will launch statewide campaign.''
Source : TOI
The screening of the film was forcibly stopped at Geethanjali theatre here on Saturday by the Shiroor Mutt seer saying the film contained some objectionable remarks against Hindu gods.
After holding discussions with the seer for more than 30 minutes, Upendra offered reparation (‘Thappu Kanike’) at the Kanakana Kindi.
Speaking to reporters later, Upendra said he was “extremely sorry” if he had hurt the sentiments of Hindus. “Some organisations have objected to certain dialogues in the film. We have been given time till Thursday to cut the objectionable scenes. The film will be released again after the removal of those scenes,” he said.
While saying that he shared a cherishable relationship with the seer, Upendra said: “We need his blessings. I had met the seer before the release of ‘Om’. He had given me a small mirror then as a blessing, and the film went on to become one of the most successful films in the history of Kannada cinema. I am expecting the same miracle this time as the seer has blessed the film wholeheartedly.”
Defending the actor after obstructing the screening of his movie, the Shiroor Mutt seer said the mistake was committed without knowledge. “They have agreed to cut the said scenes. I’ve known Upendra for 15 years and I wish the movie proves to be a big success,” he said.
Producer Muniratna also apologised publicly, along with Upendra.
Source : Deccan Herald
Mangalore (Karnataka) : The members of the Bajrangdal and Durga Vahini protested against the newly released movie, Katariveera Surasundarangi, in front of two theatres Suchithra and Big Cinemas, Bharath Mall, in the city today by burning the posters of the film and shouting slogans against the film-makers. Around 50 protesters gathered in the venue to express their anger.
The members warned the theatre staffs to immediately close down the show, otherwise they would take strict measures if the film show continues, protesters told the press. The protesters burnt the film posters in front of both the theatres and expressed their anger by shouting slogans against the film makers.
Upendra and Ambarish are seen in the main role in the film and the protesters shouted slogans against them, alleging that they are against Hindutva. Sharan Pumpwell alleged that the film contains some scenes and dialogues that affect the sentiments of the Hindus.
In the movie, they have satirized the Devaloka and other devotional places in the film. The movie contains unacceptable scenes such as a person having inclination towards Indra’s daughter and taking her to earth, alleged the protesters.
Bajrangdal leaders Sharan Pumpwell, Harish Amtady, Pradeep Pumpwell, Puneeth, Pramod Suvarna, Sunil among many others were present.
Source : Manglore Information