Central Board Of Film Certification or CBFC has been in news continuously for all the wrong reasons. It has been criticized a lot and when Prasoon Joshi was appointed as the new chairman of CBFC, everyone had set their hopes very high but now it seems everyone has some limitations working as a government body.
From Udta Punjab controversy to now Padmaavat controversy, CBFC has always disappointed the fans.
Now they have not spared even Hollywood movies from their torture. Coming directly to the point, CBFC has beeped out a reference to Lord Hanuman in the prints of upcoming Hollywood movie Black Panther for all the Indian fans.
CBFC has taken this action so that the religious sentiments of the people of India won’t get hurt but people have got angry because there is nothing which can hurt the sentiments of Indian fans.
The phase which was beeped out by the CBFC in the upcoming were the words, “Glory To Hanuman.”
Winston Duke playing the role of M’Baku uses this phrase in the movie as he challenges King T’Challa played by Chadwick Boseman to a ritual combat to win the throne of Wakanda.
Although the movie is doing great at the Box Office and fans are showering their love on the movie but this act by CBFC has left them in bad taste. Here’s how twitteratis reacted:
Can't really blame the censor board on bleeping "Hanuman". There are many groups in India that do paid OUTRAGE on a daily basis and this could've been one of those cases. Just look at Padmavati.
— Kapil Agrawal (@kapilag8) February 18, 2018
We are officially the land of outrage. Not surprising at all. They even censored the middle finger shown by Shuri! ????????
— dr salman kareem (@drsalmankareem) February 18, 2018
Nope. Bast was for the Panther tribe.
Just silly how we have made fools of ourselves trying to be super sensitive. We can't hear our own God's name spoken by anyone else
— Dr Roshan R (@pythoroshan) February 18, 2018
Yup they censored the word. I for a moment thought they meant Bast…
— dr salman kareem (@drsalmankareem) February 17, 2018
My heart swole when I heard the reference to Hanuman in #BlackPanther
It's a shame Indians in India won't be able to hear it because of politics.
— Tejal Wagadia (@currrydiaries) February 20, 2018
It has been muted out. Even the subtitles just say "Glory to".
Perhaps the censor board saw Jabari as antagonists & didn't want to ruffle any feathers by having them praise Hanuman.
— Aurva Bhārgava (@aurvabhrg) February 18, 2018
FYI – In the 1st fight b/w Tchalla and Mbaku, the latter actually says 'Glory to Hanuman'.
Ironic – it will be heard in every country except India (they silenced the name) thanks to our super-sensitive skin that can't handle anything except Aloe Vera these days.#BlackPanther
— Dr Roshan R (@pythoroshan) February 17, 2018
I can say a lot of things about the subtle messages in Black Panther. But others have already discussed them. So, just a minor thing for now. Noting a line that appeared in the movie. A fleeting moment but thought it worth sharing:
"Glory to hanumAn" ????
— āṅgīrasa śreṣṭha (@GhorAngirasa) February 18, 2018
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