MUMBAI (Reuters) – Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan's new film is a hit at the box office, but also led to protests and even legal action against its dialogue and content, which critics say is offensive and vulgar.
But with India as a whole remains conservative place, not everyone is happy.
On Monday, demonstrators stormed the theater in the western city of Kolhapur, leaving a screening of the movie to cancel.
Another theater was attacked in the heart of Indore after the intervention of right-wing Hindu organizations called for the film to be banned for being too much abuse and vulgar language.
Even in more liberal entertainment capital of India, Mumbai, the complaint was filed in court, accusing Aamir Khan, cameo, showing "indecent" acts and outrage and an insult to religion or religious beliefs.
Analysts, however, said public interest in the film as it was a reflection of youth in contemporary urban India.
"Delhi belly" is fast becoming a kind of cult film for young people, because he speaks the language they speak, "said Komal Nahta, which tracks the language of Hindi cinema.
Preliminary advertising song, the text of which offers popular expletive in northern India, scatology and sexual scenes of the protagonists.
"Many people wanted to go and check the film and find out what happened so differently," says Vinod Mirani, an analyst with Bollywood Trade.
"Curiosity value due to good marketing plan worked."
Also listed in the lawsuit, which was adjourned until the end of this month, Khan's wife Kiran Rao, who produced the film, UTV Motion Pictures leader Ronnie Screwvala, Director Abhinay Deo Akshat Verma and writer.
"Delhi belly" has "a" certificate – which only the audience over 18 years – but some have criticized the Indian censor board for the provision of a director.
One indignant critic, fearing the collapse of traditional values, said they did not fulfill his duty as a "keeper () censorship code," and urged the government to finance ax regulator.
'Delhi belly' used dirty words were always "normal lingo or behavior of our young professionals," said Mohan Siroya shadowplayindia.com site.
Aamir Khan, whose production company for film criticism, and this is unperturbed threw a party last week, a toast to success.
"I am delighted the audience in the cinema, and enjoyed it," he said.
Verma wrote the film in 1996, but could not find the interest, he added. Khan's wife picked up the script and decided to establish immediately, he said.
15-year wait shows just how far Hindi language film has come to move from a time when even a kiss between the hero and heroine had been convicted of sexual suggestiveness and one where nudity is more accepted.
Film critic Taran Adarsh said that the participation of Aamir Khan, no doubt contributed to its success, but its innovative scenario.
"This change is that people like these days and that was shot down on Bollywood," he told AFP.
"We must believe in censorship (and) that they allowed the movie like this. This is not a stereotype, but it's a bit more ruthless in terms of visual content and language. I think it's outside."
The key test is whether the future films with similar content will be treated the same way, he added.
source : us.rd.yahoo.com
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