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Ek Deewana Tha disappoints Malayali Christians

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Published: Monday, February 20, 2012, 9:26 [IST]

Ek Deewana Tha has earlier upset Christians for using the word 'Hosanna' in one of its song. The romantic thriller movie has continued to irk the community even after its release. This time it is Malayali Christians, who have heavily come down upon director Gautham Menon and actress Amy Jackson for misinterpreting their culture.

Many movie goers from the community of Malayali Christians have blasted the director through their tweets and blogs. On her blog, Anna MM Vetticad writes, “Writer-director Gautham Vasudev Menon has created such a silly myth about Malayali Christians in this film, and in the past 24 hours I"ve read so many conversations on Twitter by authorities of half-baked knowledge, that I couldn"t resist."

Then the writer moves on to blast the heroine of the film. Anna continues, “British actress Amy Jackson plays Ekk Deewana Tha"s heroine Jessie, a Malayali Christian girl based in Mumbai. Is it just me or are there others out there who agree that Jackson does not look Indian? Dark hair does not a desi beauty make! Her features are a tad too European to be convincing." She adds, “Amy has been bestowed with the worst make-up you"ve ever seen on a Bollywood heroine!"

Anna condemns Gautham for misinterpreting the culture of the Malayali Christians. She writes, "The implication being that Malayali Christians consider film-viewing a sinful pastime! Huh? That"s not true! Besides, how stupid and insular is this family that has lived in Mumbai for over two decades (in Juhu which is Bachchan"s neighbourhood) but is clueless about the Big B?!! And how lousy is this girl"s general knowledge that, despite being a Malayali, she is not aware of Mohanlal"s existence?!!"

However, this is just one example for the anger of Malayali Christians. There are thousand of people, who are flooding the social networks and blogs with the note of their disappointment and anger against the movie Ek Deewana Tha and its maker Gautham. Does Gautham have answers for their questions?

Topics: ek deewana tha, gautham menon, amy jackson
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