Movies that created controversies earlier than launch
- Sri Lankan cricketing legend Muttiah Muralitharan’s biopic titled 800 courted controversy not too long ago when it was formally introduced
- Lead star Vijay Sethupathi obtained backlash and later took an exit from the movie
- Listed here are a number of different current movies that courted controversies earlier than their launch
A biopic on the lifetime of Sri Lankan cricketing legend Muttaih Muralitharan, arguably the best spin bowler of all time, was not too long ago introduced. It was additionally introduced that Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi might be seen taking part in the lead position within the movie. Nonetheless, the film discovered itself in the course of a significant controversy as pro-Tamil teams slammed the actor for doing the biopic. Quickly, ‘Disgrace on Vijay Sethupathi’ began trending on Twitter. Not simply that, Vijay’s daughter additionally obtained a rape menace from a Twitter troll. The Tamil Nadu police have taken motion in opposition to the troll and his account on social media has been suspended.
Owing to the extreme backlash, Muttiah Muralitharan requested Vijay Sethupathi to step down from the venture. The way forward for the biopic is at present not identified. 800 was not the primary movie that discovered itself in controversy earlier than its launch, there have been quite a few movies because the black and white period.
Check out 5 current movies that courted enormous controversies earlier than their launch:
Launched throughout Christmas 2015, Dilwale, directed by Rohit Shetty and starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon, obtained extreme backlash from a piece of the viewers. The explanation for the backlash or the controversy was not the content material of the movie however an alleged political assertion made by Shah Rukh Khan a month earlier than its launch. Dilwale could not launch in a number of elements of the nation as a result of protest. Whereas the movie underperformed in India, it’s nonetheless the largest blockbuster of Shah Rukh Khan, Rohit Shetty, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon abroad.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016)
Karan Johar’s directorial was already in information on account of a lot the publicised conflict that turned ugly with Ajay Devgn’s directorial Shivaay. It later discovered itself in a soup after the Uri assaults as Ae Dil Hai Mushkil featured Pakistani actor Fawad Khan in a pivotal position. With the intention to rating a launch for the movie, starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Karan Johar needed to launch an apology video.
Through the capturing of the movie, a fringe group vandalised the units of the movie in Rajasthan and even manhandled filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali. After dealing with boycott in a number of elements of the nation as a result of allegation that it featured a sequence that confirmed Alauddin Khilji and Rani Padmavati collectively, Padmaavat launched with a barely totally different identify (earlier it was titled Padmavati). Regardless of not releasing in a few states, Padmaavat was a blockbuster, incomes Rs 300 crore within the home markets.
Sadak 2 (2020)
Mahesh Bhatt’s comeback movie Sadak 2, a sequel to his 1991 hit Sadak, confronted the ire of netizens earlier than it launched on-line. Starring Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur, Sadak 2 trailer grew to become the second most disliked video on YouTube. The precise cause for the controversy and backlash will not be identified. Put up the demise of Sushant Singh Rajput, a piece of the viewers determined to boycott all the pieces Bollywood. Mahesh Bhatt’s identify was dragged in controversy and Alia Bhatt was additionally trolled for being “the product of nepotism”.
Laxmmi Bomb (2020)
Releasing on November 9, Laxmmi Bomb is dealing with a whole lot of backlash as every so often #BoycottLaxmmiBomb could be seen trending on Twitter. To keep away from the trolls bombing its trailer and music movies, the makers determined to disable the like and dislike choices on YouTube. The explanation for the movie’s boycott is just like that of Sadak 2. The film will launch on November 9.