Been meaning blog about this for sometime. But just didn’t get around to. A bunch of colleges guys stage a Modern Ramayan during a college fest and one of the scenes depicted Sita grappling to take her mobile, while Ravana is abducting her-this obviously did not go down to well with the self-declared custodians of Hindutva, the VHP who stormed the college and staged a protest in the only way they know: VIOLENCE.
This is absolutely ridiculous who is the VHP to stage a protest on this. The fact that students could spoof Ramayana only shows that they know and understand it-which is something to be proud of. I don’t see any of the so called Hindutva party teaching the next gen our epics, mythological stories and other things, so what right do they have to protest.
A decently done spoof or dramatization or interpretation should not be objected to by anyone least of all a wing which does nothing to promote it. All they are doing is successfully alienating the younger bunch from our culture and religion (if Hinduism can be called that) by showing we are bunch of Neanderthal cave men.
Thank god for small mercy that when Kundan Shah made Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, the so called Hindutva parties were not strong or there would only two outcome :You wouldn’t have the classic Mahabharata scene with Satish Shah as Draupadi or the theaters screening it would be stoned, Kundan Shah’s office would be attacked etc etc