‘Oppenheimer’ Under Fire by Hindus for Involving ‘Gita’ in Intimate Scene

Following the release of Christopher Nolan’s highly-anticipated film Oppenheimer, the Hindu community expressed their distress over an intimate scene between Florence Pugh and Cillian Murphy that involves the Hindu scripture, Bhagavad Gita.

The scene has triggered strong reactions from the Hindu audience, sparking debates on cultural sensitivity and artistic expression. The intimate scene in Oppenheimer featuring the sacred text has been perceived by some as disrespectful and an inappropriate portrayal of a sacred artifact.

Netizens argue that while artistic freedom is essential, filmmakers also bear a responsibility to handle religious symbols and texts with utmost respect and sensitivity.

Prior to the film’s release, the community had been pleased about the sacred text’s inclusion in the movie, which explores the life of the father of the atomic bomb. However, the explicit scene has caused a change in opinion among members of the community.

Here we have gathered a few of the reactions by the audiences below,

Oppenheimer is a biographical thriller written and directed by Christopher Nolan. Based on the 2005 biography American Prometheus by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, the film chronicles the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, a theoretical physicist who was pivotal in developing the first nuclear weapons as part of the Manhattan Project, and thereby ushering in the Atomic Age.

Christopher Nolan’s nuclear war Oppenheimer blew past already-stratospheric prerelease expectations at the weekend box office.


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