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Case against internet sensation Priya Prakash Varrier’s song for hurting religious sentiments

In his complaint, the man stated that the Priya Prakash Varrier starrer song, when translated to English, hurts the sentiments of Muslims as it makes derogatory references to the Prophet. The song has been produced by music composer Shaan Rahman and actor-playback singer Vineeth Sreenivasan.

By: Express News Service | Hyderabad | Updated: February 14, 2018 10:29 pm
FIR against Odu Adaar Love director Priya Prakash Varrier stars in Oru Adaar Love. A complaint has been filed against the director of the film over the lyrics of one of the songs. (File Photo)

An FIR has been registered against Omar Lulu, the director of upcoming Malayalam film ‘Oru Adaar Love’  over the lyrics of ‘Manikya Malaraya Poovi’, one of the songs in the movie. The complainants, Zaheer Ali Khan, Muqeeth Khan, residents of Falaknuma in Hyderabad, alleged that the Priya Prakash Varrier’s song, which has become an internet sensation now, when translated to English, hurts the sentiments of Muslims as it makes derogatory references to the Prophet. They have demanded that either the song is removed from the film or the lyrics are changed.

“When I first saw the viral video I fell in love it. I watched it so many times and shared it many times. I wanted to know the meaning of the song so I got the original Malayalam lyrics and translated it online and also took help of some people. I found that the song referred to the romance between the prophet and his wife Khadija. It is inappropriate and an insult to the prophet. I showed it our elders and we decided to lodge a complaint. I am not against the film or the actors. I am not against the film’s release also. We are only protesting against this song because it hurts sentiments of Muslims,” Muqeeth told The Indian Express.

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“Following the complaint, we took legal opinion and subsequently a case under IPC section 295A (hurting religious sentiments) has been registered against the film’s director, Omar Lulu,” Assistant Commissioner of Police (Falaknuma division) Syed Fayaz told PTI.

As part of their investigation, the police will take the opinion of some Islamic clerics on this after getting a translation of the song, he said. “We will proceed based on their opinion… If the song has really hurt the sentiments then definitely action will be initiated against those involved,” the ACP said.

‘Manikya Malaraya Poovi’ is a famous mappila paattu (a native genre popular among the Muslim community) that was originally composed by Thalassery K Refeeque to the lyrics penned by PMA Jabbar. The song in the movie has been produced by music composer Shaan Rahman and actor-playback singer Vineeth Sreenivasan — the duo behind global hit song ‘Jimikki Kammal’. ‘Oru Adaar Love’, starring Siyadh Shajahan, Priya Prakash Varrier, and Noorin Shereef, is slated for release on March 1 this year.

(With inputs from PTI)

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  1. Nishu Nishchay
    Feb 15, 2018 at 2:19 pm
    Oh god ab yahi kaam baaki reh gya hai iss desh ke logo ke pass kabhi karni sena halla machati h logo ko pareshan krti hai aur fir end me maafi maang lete hain kbhi koi muh uthakr khada ho jata hai aur ab ye malyalam song ko translate krke baith gya kya keeda ghusa tha be! Aur ho kya gya gya smjh nhi ata. Asli cheezein discuss nhi kr skte dum nhi hai inke pass aur apni wajah se poori koum ka naam lharab krte hain. Kahin hindu kahin muslim kahi koi kahin koi. Ye desh kbhi inn sb cheezo se aage jakr soch hi nhi skta isliye jo the wahi rahenge hamesha koi tarakki nhi krega. Aur jo krna chahte hain wo ye desh chor jate hain smjh dar hain.
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    1. mohamad iqbal khan
      Feb 15, 2018 at 10:54 am
      Bas pakad do religion le aao bich main they are discusting u guys are
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        Manish
        Feb 15, 2018 at 10:13 am
        Lot of dumb unemployed people band into groups and go around finding movies over which they can get their feelings hurt! This is another classic case after Padmavati? Or is it the work of over smart marketing people who now has a handle on the dumb population? Like politicians they have found the nerve which can be pressed to make everyone dance to their "hurt feelings". Lot of time and energy of the administration, police and judiciary is wasted by these imbeciles, not to speak of public money.
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          Sahir
          Feb 15, 2018 at 9:13 am
          All movies which hurts religious sentiments should NOT be legalised. If we support this there will be blasphemy movies. Who will put the limits ,, where to stop... -See there is difference in “the way you worship your good and the way we worship” You guys enjoy chota bheem but we cannot imagine something like this with outback prophet.. you people have gods photos in your home.. We cannot imagine something like that in our house.. my point is.. we have diffe ways you have diffe ways.... In the same way.. hope you understand why we cannot digest when they put the story of our prophet and link it with om story. We didn’t liked it. We filed a complaint. We are not on roads breaking the law. -Stop abusing and hating us-
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            Sahir
            Feb 15, 2018 at 9:11 am
            All movies which hurts religious sentiments should NOT be legalised. If we support this there will be blasphemy movies. Who will put the limits ,, where to stop... -See there is difference in “the way you worship your good and the way we worship” You guys enjoy chota bheem but we cannot imagine something like this with outback prophet.. you people have gods photos in your home.. We cannot imagine something like that in our house.. my point is.. we have diffe ways you have diffe ways.... In the same way.. hope you understand why we cannot digest when they put the story of our prophet and link it with om story. We didn’t liked it. We filed a complaint. We are not on roads breaking the law. -Stop abusing and hating us-
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