Manoj Muntashir defends Adipurush's 'Jalegi bhi tere baap ki' dialogue, says 'I am not the first one, bade bade sant aise hi bolte hai'


Adipurush released in theatres yesterday and took a thunderous start at the box office. Headlined by Prabhas, Saif Ali Khan, Kriti Sanon, Devdatta Nage and Sunny Singh, the Om Raut directorial received mixed response from the audience. Especially for the dialogues which many felt were too modern for a film based on Ramayan. In the film, the character of Bajrang says, "Kapda tere baap ka, aag tere baap ki, tel tere baap ka, jalegi bhi tere baap ki," after his tail is put on fire in Lanka. 

People on social media slammed the dialogue for the language used. Now, in an interview with a news channel after Adipurush's release, dialogue writer Manoj Muntashir defended the language used in the film. Reacting to the backlash for 'Jalegi bhi tere baap ki' dialogue and said, "A completely meticulous thought process has gone into writing the dialogues for the film. In our place, grandmothers narrate Ramayana in a similar language. Yeh dialogue is desh ke bade bade sant bade bade katha vachak aise hi bolte hai jaise maine likha hai. I am not the first one to write this dialogue, it's already there."

Despite the heavy backlash, Adipurush collected Rs. 140 crores globally.

(Source: Republic)