Kaali movie poster: Director Leena Manimekalai lands in trouble as film's poster showcases Goddess Kaali

written by Ritika Nath | July 04, 2022

Kaali movie poster: The documentary's poster, which shows the Hindu goddess Kaali smoking a cigarette, has outraged a sizable portion of social media. Many people want the filmmaker to be taken into custody.

The controversy's focal point, the documentary movie Kaali, is becoming extremely popular for all the wrong reasons. Internet users claim that the movie's poster insults the Hindu goddess and offends religious sensibilities. A Delhi-based attorney complained to the police on Monday, claiming that the director had offended religious sensitivities by reportedly disparaging the Hindu goddess.

The movie "Kaali," which has been directed by Leena Manimekalai, has received backlash on social media for depicting the goddess Kali in a way that some people find offensive.

Leena Manimekalai was subjected to online abuse shortly after sharing the poster. Users on social media urged the Aga Khan Museum, where the movie's premiere took place, to remove it right now.

Leena Manimekalai, the film's director, has advised viewers to see the film before criticizing it.

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“The film talks about the events when Kaali appears in an evening and takes a stroll in the streets of Toronto. Once you watch the movie, you’ll change the hashtag from #ArrestLeenaManimekalai to ‘love you Leena manimekalai’,” she tweeted.

Manimekalai, according to reports, claimed that the documentary centres on the events that occur one night when Goddess Kali arrives and ambles through Toronto.

The lawyer has asked that the poster be immediately taken down from all social media sites in his police report to Delhi. Additionally, the poster is described in the lawsuit as a "defamatory" conduct intended to "enrage" a particular community's religious beliefs.

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