July 4, 2016 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
New Delhi: The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management (DSGMC) president Manjit Singh GK has alleged that Hindi movie Udta Punjab has shown Punjabis in general and Sikhs in particular in a bad light and has put a question mark on the hardworking community.
In a written statement issued in Punjabi, Manjit Singh GK said that these feelings have been conveyed to him by the Sikh and Punjabi intellectuals and thinkers who have seen the movie.
He reiterated that abusive dialogues have shown Punjabi culture and Sikhs in a bad light, because of which, he raised apprehension that non-Punjabis would have a poor impression of Punjabis.
In the film, many scenes have no meaning and have just been imposed in the plot. This is done to create hatred towards Sikhs though this is a community of saviours who help the helpless. They are patriots who fight for the motherland. They are truthful, secular, hardworking, and respect dignity of women but this movie has shown them as looters and rapists, he said.
DSGMC chief raised serious objections on recital of Rehraas Sahib Path in the morning which is wrong. As per Sikhs tenents, it is recited in the evening.
He also said comparing Punjab to Mexico, showing Sikhs as addicts, a patit Sikh in the main lead role in the movie is named Tommy, a female doctor fighting against drugs getting killed by a Sikh, and a scene showing a mother refusing money to his son for drugs and then getting killed by him–all these show Sikhs in poor light and insult them. They have no truth in reality.
G.K. said the movie is silent on the cause of flow of drugs into Punjab.
“Earlier the directors and producers of the Hindi movie industry showed Sikhs as extremists and terrorists and now they are showing them as drug addicts. It is not a good trend,” added GK.
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