To some viewers, it would be a waste of time to watch ‘Mamma’s Boys’. To others the short film is an affront to Hinduism.
The Hindu Mahasabha has submitted a complaint against the film for belittling the characters from the revered Hindu epic.
He has reportedly warned the producers to pull the film off YouTube.
“Akshat Verma and the team of Mama’s Boy have deliberately and maliciously acted intending to outrage religious feelings of Hindus by insulting its religion and religious beliefs by making fun of its religious book. The content of the film may also be made objectionable under article 19(2) of Constitution of India,” read the complaint.
The producer of the film, Ashi Dua, said that the film should be seen as a fiction and that the makers had no intention of hurting the religious sentiments of anyone.
Defenders of the film claim it is a satire on how the modern world is in many ways still ancient.
Two of the characters – Nakul and Sahadev – are shown as gay, while Yudhisthira is shown drinking and smoking. Kunti is played by Neena Gupta and Draupadi is portrayed by Aditi Rao Hydari. Arunoday Singh plays Bhim.
The late Razak Khan plays Shakuni.