April 22, 2016 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
New Delhi: In a written statement issued today, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) and Delhi unit of Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) said that the controversial movie “Santa Banta Pvt. Ltd.” was dropped from various Cinema Halls in Delhi after strong protests. DSGMC and Badal Dal activists reportedly held massive demonstrations against the movie at five places in Delhi.
The protests were called by DSGMC chief Manjit Singh GK yesterday evening. GK said that the Delhi Committee had challenged the movie legally but India’s Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has refused to stall the movie. “As he CBFC has failed to address our concerns, we had decided to took to the streets against this movie” said GK, while maintaining that Sikh characters are shown in a disgraceful manner in the movie.
The movie was screen at various other places across India. There were also protests against the screening of the movie at Kathua and Mumbai.
Meanwhile, many movie reviewers have termed the film as an unnecessary make. The headline of a review published by The Economic Times reads: “Santa Banta Pvt Ltd’ review: A totally avoidable film”.
“Film review: ‘Santa Banta Pvt Ltd’ was made because somebody wanted a vacation in Fiji”, reads headline of Scroll.in.
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