Kantara lead Rishab Shetty says bhootas a part of Hindu tradition, stirs controversy - The News Minute

Kantara lead Rishab Shetty says bhootas a part of Hindu tradition, stirs controversy – The News Minute

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Kantara lead Rishab Shetty says bhootas a part of Hindu tradition, stirs controversy – The News Minute

Rishab Shetty’s recently released Kannada film Kantara has managed to win praise from audiences and filmmakers, and has seen considerable success at the box office. However, the period action thriller, which is set in a village Udupi, has also sparked a discu…

While ŌĆśKantaraŌĆÖ has received many positive reviews, it has sparked a discussion about appropriation of non-Hindu cultures in the film..

Rishab ShettyŌĆÖs recently released Kannada film Kantara has managed to win praise from audiences and filmmakers, and has seen considerable success at the box office.

However, the period action thriller, which is set in a village Udupi, has also sparked a discussion about appropriation of non-Hindu cultures in the film.

Set against the backdrop of a dominant caste landlord grabbing the land of the local tribal community, Kantara is intertwined with native cultures and rituals practiced in coastal Karnataka such as Yakshagana, Bhoota Kola, Daivaradhane and Kambala..

In a recent interview with the Tamil channel Cinema Vikatan, Rishab Shetty ŌĆö who wrote, directed and starred as the lead in Kantara ŌĆö kicked up a row by suggesting that the Bhoota Kola tradition of the Dakshina Kannada region is a part of Hindu culture.

The interviewer asked Rishab whether Panjurli ŌĆö a bhoota who takes the form of a wild boar and is the protector of righteousness ŌĆö was depicted as a Hindu god in the film.

Definitely, it is part of Hindu culture and Hindu rituals.

Because I am a Hindu, I have belief and respect for my religion.

What we have said is through the element that is present in Hindu dharma.ŌĆØ.

This clip of the interview is being shared widely on social media, and comes in the wake of criticism that Panjurli in the film is depicted as the Hindu god VishnuŌĆÖs incarnation, Varaha.

But most significantly, equating panjurli daiva with Vishnu/Varaha is a blunder – an attempt at appropriating folk traditions of Tulunadu.

Bhoothas are distinct from the gods of Brahminical Hinduism, with the custom predating the arrival of vedic culture.

Bhoothas and daivas are not worshipped on a daily basis like some Hindu gods.

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Kantara lead Rishab Shetty says bhootas a part of Hindu tradition, stirs controversy – The News Minute

Kantara lead Rishab Shetty says bhootas a part of Hindu tradition, stirs controversy – The News Minute

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