Udupi: Pejawar seer condemns insult to Brahmins in Kannada movie 'Pogaru'


Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (EP)

Udupi, Feb 23: Pejawar seer Vishwaprasanna Theertha Sripada has condemned the insult to the Brahmin community in the film 'Pogaru' directed by Nanda Kishore. 

“Scornful abusive remarks are made against Brahmins in several scenes of the film hurting the sentiments of Brahmins. This is unacceptable. The practice of insulting any community is uncalled for. The film industry should come out of the illusion that they will entertain in this manner. The scenes in which Brahmins are shown in poor light should be removed immediately,” he said.


Still from 'Pogaru'

The film had drawn criticism from several Brahmin organizations in Bengaluru who had protested and submitted a request to the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC). The Pejawar seer also conveyed the matter telephonically to the authorities of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce expressing his disapproval and called for the removal of the controversial scenes from the film.       

BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje also reacted strongly towards the movie. On her official Twitter handle, the BJP MP said that screening of Pogaru should be stopped until the controversial scenes were censored. "It has become a fashion to humiliate Hindus & take a ride on our sentiments. Whether they have guts to portray other religions in this manner? Screening of #Pogaru film has to be stopped until such objectable scenes are censored. Hurting Hindu emotions can't be ignored," she wrote.

Meanwhile, the makers of the film have agreed to delete certain scenes from the movie after objections were raised against specific scenes. The decision was taken after a meeting with the Karnataka Brahmin Development Board and the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce. Pogaru was the first big-budget Kannada film to release post the Covid-19 induced lockdown.

 

 

  

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  • Laxmikanth Allaya, Gulbarga

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    Horror picture Kannada

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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 25 2021

    It has become a symbol of openness to criticize or belittle some one elses culture and way of life. The society has the responsibity of protecting Quality Brahmins and enlightened people to explore higher dimensions of life and reach to its own elixir. I am thankful having born in India and that too in a place like Mangalore/Udupi which according to me is a spiritual power house and has a deeper ecosystem of spirituality which can take humans to the next level. Having said this I m wary of Quacks trying to make some quick bucks.. That again is situation of demand and supply .. India should implement strict civility behaviour code . Thank god these people are in India ..just imagine if it was some gulf nation or france or europe ..a simple caricature the enitre nation was taken to task.. These movies are anyway useless ..there is neither creativity nor anything of great value to the society. People should stop watching movies and use their time for contributing back to the society an a better way.

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  • Muhammad Rafique, kaup

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Why dont you standup for dalit girls who get raped and murdered every second day ? Aren't they hindus ....Sobakka? Or just because the acused are from your own party? And Swamiji just bcos they showed Brahmins in poor light in films you get offended...but think of the oppressed who are shamed,abused and ,killed every day

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  • AJ, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    HAHAHAHA...show bakka was doing some important work when somebody came and told this thing that "madam your todays itinerary at 11 includes pogaru bashing..Please be ready". And she started..."Ban Pogaru Ban Pogaru"

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    he has not moved beyond caste identity... better to renounce the robe and work for brahmins...

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  • AJ, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Aat bega picture la tood aanda ??

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Dev mangalore,thank you for explaining the meaning.

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    who Rules India... ? i Think and clear Only Brahmins rule India directly or indirectly Then what about other major 3 cast's they ready to except everything pictured real life or in film life? Shoba belongs to Brahmin community..? or supporting? Find out what real problems in your community and try to sol all those and help your community people. Jai Bharth Matha Ki

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Let those opposing the movie answer this question: Are all castes equal or are Brahmins on top and the rest below the pyramid?

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  • Ganesh Bhat, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Hello brother, your question is not relevant here as we are fighting against the film showing brahmins badly and also using the film brahmins are insulted. I would like to ask you that do you approve insult to any caste or religion in movies irrespective of which caste or religion it is.

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Dear Ganesh , This is a movie and there is nothing to be upset about. I wish to highlight that even other castes, communities or religions have been portrayed badly in movies especially South Indian dark-skinned in the 1960's Thakurs in the '70s and '80s, Christians in the '70s, and Muslims from the '90s onwards. But no one fussed so much.

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    What would've been the situation?

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  • dk shetty, mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Dear Shobha/Swami ji While I deplore any insult to any sect of any religion, suddenly waking up and saying someone has insulted may be fair to complain , how about reviewing the caste system in our culture in Hindism ???? Why do we have pankti beda in certain mutts in Udupi? Why do we have untouchability in our hindu system/culture? Why do we treat women in some of our sects within hindu system disrespectfully? When we know it is the same divine living in the stones,temples also lives in the heart of everyone, then why do we have this jaati system nautanki??? then why don't we suddenly wake up and complain?????? people wake up?

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  • Jay Serra, Kinnigoli/ Milagres/ London

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    I wouldn't be offended by this film and I completely concur. Reflection is indeed key. But if I may, this casteism is quite rife in the other religious sects of India too. For eg - In Catholicism, I am an athiest btw, the first converts were Goud Saraswat Brahmins ie the upper echelons of the Hindu society. And part of the reason of their exodus from Goa was indeed the intermingling of castes. They didn't want to be associated with the lower caste Hindus that the Portuguese were hell bent on converting too for control. So the plan for 'more trade + added respect' as promised by the Portos backfired and when they protested, they were tortured. So they sought refuge en masse in Mangalore. Along with the GSB Hindu community. And that's what differentiates the Mangalore Catholics to the Goan ones. It's more banter between the Mangaloreans and Goans these days but this casteism was, I believe, the true reason for why our ancestors fled. I digress but the point that I'm trying to make is, I'm sure a similar system exists amongst the Muslims too. If you are Indian, you are reminded of your caste. Therefore, it is a scourge and must be destroyed.

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  • Prakash, Mlore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Controversy is already created by the objection. Now everyone will watch the movie !!

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  • Ramesh, Udupi

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Its a Nehru and Rahul Gandhi's fault.

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  • Love Each Other, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Anand, Mangalore, One God is the one who created us who doesn't need any fancy place other than our heart. Other all Gods are created and worshipped by us.

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  • AM, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    If you dont like it please dont watch it- SC advise

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  • EULALIA DSOUZA, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Movies are meant for entertainment and they should stick to it. Insulting any religion directly or indirectly is surely not accepted. In this case if Swamiji and M P Shobha both have watched the movie and find it as insult to Brahmins, they have a right to say so. We do agree. But why is it only when Hindus are hurt you wake up? How about almost all movies show other religions in bad taste, say Catholic characters are showcased with big thick chains and a huge cross and as drunkards, Muslims in other distasteful manner? Is all this okay ? Aren't other religions co-exist in our Country along with Hindus?

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    shoba k. is not a brahmin. which caste r u belonging 2...

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Nobody has the rights to hurt other community sentiments. We equally respect brahmins like others very much. very silent and honest people.

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Nobody has the rights to hurt other community sentiments.

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Why no films on terrorists or smugglers?

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Shobakka - other religions? exactly what you want to point out here !

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Who created this cast system, untouchable system, sathi system, child marriage system, slavery system, the list goes on !!! and who has to blame it ? you know the answer already !!

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  • Cynthia, Krem

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Yes...all "we" created ...for our selfishness and greed. "We" divided God also according to our greed. We get to study god is one...but, every caste has divided the God...and fighting in his name. When "we" have divided the god, how we can expect one unity in human beings? We too are divided eventhough structure of every human being, blood, bones are the same!!!

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  • Anil, Dubai

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Shobhakka... When is kundapura fly-over will finish ? these films are coming and going often... But fly-over remain forever..., hope will better concentrate on development...

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  • Robin, Byndoor

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Luckily "Bhakta Kanakadasa" acted by Raj Kumar was a film accepted by all. If it was shot today ???? No guarantee of releasing... Thank you Udupi Krishna..

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  • Nelson, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Very soon the Brahmins are going to ask for Reservation calling themselves under previleged

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  • mahesh, mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    bet , none of the commentators would defend the film

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  • Althaf, Udupi/Kaup

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    My humble request with so called MP Shoba that please resign from politics. Because people like you are not suitable for politics. Whenever any incidents which connects to religion, You jumps immediately and tries to gain out of it. In many times we have seen that you played politics with dead bodies of hindus. From your tweet it can be seen and why are you so concern about others religion? Frankly speaking about your achievements after becoming MP of udupi is zero. You have done zero developments in your constituency. You always plays religious politics. So You are only name sake MP. People elected you not for twitting on religious matter but to develop your constituency.

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  • Paul, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    First of all ehy Seamiji saw this Movi.being a swamy can he see or enjoy his life watching movies ? He is a swamy Is he allowed to see romance, action movies. I am sure he has not seen the movie someone has given him chavi who are jeloues with Producer & director. But Boeing acswany he shouldn't comment on caste & religion he should treat all the same

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  • R.L., Udupi/USA

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Shobhaji there is a big gap between Brahmins and Hindus. To witness just go for lunch in Udupi Krishna temple there you can see the reality.

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  • P Shetty, Udupi

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    how long we will talk about the caste system and atrocities carried out on downtrodden?. It has become a fashion to show case this caste system. Unless this reservation system is replaced with economically weaker system, this caste divide will get promenance by the politicians. After 74years after the independence, the leaders of lingayats/kurubas are realising that they are to be reclassified in the caste system. This is only for grabbing the reservations.

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Castiesm in hindus divides themselves. Shobakka should realize film makers are not from other faith to say hindus are insulted in movie as she always used to say.

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  • BHARATH, Bangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Film Media, TV media & other social media now days selectively induge in insulting or demeaning those religions or community where there is lowest risk involved. If really have guts let them attack some other aggressive fundamental religions & see the outcome ; Not the Soft Brahmin community

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  • ponkra, mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    no need to make such a huge noise swamiji.. The non-brahmin Hindu community is insulted and stamped by you people.. Now you also taste the same medicine which you have used against other castes of hindu religion.

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  • RSRB, Kundapura / Singapore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    ponkra, mangalore Ham kare to chamatkaar (Brahmins exploited others in 5th century - so you can take them for a ride)

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  • Sathish Kumar, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    My landlord was a Brahmin. I used to go with my father during Vishu (Bisu in tulu ) festival and it's a time they prepare good food. The landlord consider us a low class but they had good heart to serve us food on arecanut leaves (paale in Tulu). My father and myself used to eat food sitting on the ground and eat food...Now there is both good and bad...serving food is good making us sitting outside their house on ground was bad......

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  • VINOD, Punjalkatte, Dubai

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    After eating on the ground, they did not asked you to clean the place with Cow dung and water (Shuddi) ???

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Until a few decades ago, when Brahmins walked, people of lower castes had to run away from the path of the Brahmins! Even today, Brahmins at many places do not allow lower caste people to sit with them for food, or draw water from the well used by the Brahmins. So, it is hypocrisy by this man.

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  • RSRB, Kundapura / Singapore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Mangalurian, Mangaluru Why few years back? Even today people run away when the Brahmin comes around, the only reason is to preserve their reservation quota. Those running away need brahmins to continue 1. preserving their reservation 2. using the tax being paid by the brahmins to get free items from governments 3. dominance against brahmins to show their muscle power 4. atrocities on brahmins as brahmins are soft targets 5. getting services from the brahmin professionals due to their high expertise.....

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  • Alwyn Dsouza, Canada

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Never insult anyone or religion. In Life whatever we do to hurts others get back to us in 100.folds. carefull with supporting people who insult or attacks religious places.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    will he talk if Billawas are insulted or Gowdas are insulted...

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    just giving example of Billawas / Gowdas... I am neither Billawa nor Gowda (or 'Gowde' as called by some jerks)... Being swamiji for Hindu community, he should not behave like caste champion... temple is visited and donated by thousands of devotees of all castes not just brahmins...

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  • BHARATH, Bangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Why not any Billawa Swamiji or Gowda Swamji is condemning the Act now?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    We are all children of One God ...

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Who is that ONE God

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Anand, Mangalore Our Creator ...

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    I too find in a film scene insulting any religion,or caste etc,is not good.Since Shobakka has taken to her twitter about specifically to Hindu religion ,is also not good.Anyone who wants to criticize can write as whats wrong and what has to be done will be more appriciated than mentioning Religion .I just want to know what is the meaning of Pogaru?

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    The word most likely conveys a meaning - Pride, Ahankara (Kannada) arrogance which some rulers had thinking nobody can defeat them with the power & resources they possessed. But every human tyrrants have bitten the dust in mythology as well as in history.

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Never his mouth will open, if Hindus are insulted.

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