Oppenheimer: Cillian Murphy’s Oppenheimer is grabbing quiet the attention from the whole world. This goes for India as well because the movie is doing great at the Indian box office. Oppenheimer had a successfully opening day with 13.3 crore and on the second day the film has made 17 crores approximately. The film was released on 21 July 2023 and revolves around the Manhattan Project which had the aim to create the world’s first atomic bomb. Many positive reviews have been flooding the Internet. However, a section of India is not happy.
The film is getting backslashes due to one of the scene that does not favour with the Indian community. A scene in the film shows that a woman is having sex with a man while she makes him read a Bhagwad Geeta aloud. This has sparked discussions across the nation. Uday Mahurkar of the Save Culture Save India Foundation issued a statement which said that the scene offended religious sentiment. He further demanded the Information and Broadcasting Department (I&B) to take action.
Attack on Hinduism
Uday called it a stinging attack on Hinduism and highlighted how the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) was able to approve a film with such a scene. Because “the Gita has inspired countless sannyasis, brahmachari, and legends who lived self-disciplined lives and performed noble acts of selflessness” Uday continued. Now after the concern has been raised, the Ministry of Broadcasting will further start the investigation to see if the film actually violates guidelines or hurt religious sentiments.
Oppenheimer has so far collected Rs 31.50 crore rupees in two days of its run. It’s release date collided with another strong film Barbie by Warner Bros. Both the films were released on 21 July. Many have been confused if they should watch Oppenheimer or Barbie 2023. Although Barbie took some of the potential audience it is behind Oppenheimer. Barbie collected Rs 6 crore on the second day and is doing good so far. But clearly Cillian Murphy starrer ‘Oppenheimer’ is ruling the box office collection worldwide as of today.