The radical left and right wings in India are usually poles apart and they almost never agree on something. Well that’s maybe not the case with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavaat because radicals of both the wings have expressed their equal dislike for the movie. Though they differ in their reasons for dislike. While the objections of radical right wing with the movie are well known the left has its own reasons. According to people on the left of Political spectrum the movie glorifies practice of Jauhar, something they consider as disgusting.
The left also believes that the movie does injustice with the character of Sultan Alauddin Khilji who according their sources was a great economist.
Recently left-leaning feminists Swara bhaskar wrote an open letter to director Sanjay Leela Bhansali criticizing the film. In her open letter she argued that it is better to be a slave than giving up life by jumping into fire. Though in doing so she herself attracted a lot of criticism from all corners. Now it seems like another left-leaning feminist Rana Ayyub has also jumped into the bogey.
Though Ayyub did not write a long letter about the movie she conveyed a similar message as Swara Bhaskar through micro-blogging site twitter. In her tweet the writer of Gujarat files, used strong words such as “repulsive” about the Jauhar sequence. “Was nauseating to see the jauhar sequence on the big screen. Have not seen anything more repulsive in a bloody long time,” she said.
It is safe to say that Rana Ayyub met with a similar response from people as Swara Bhaskar.
Didn’t you cover 2002 riots?
— Ra_Bies 2.0 (@Ra_Bies) January 30, 2018
These things are not practiced in Pakistan so I can understand the nauseating
— Jignesh Mawali (Divider) (@jigneshmawaalee) January 30, 2018
Go to the ISIS controlled Syria and see the worse
— Manjeet Bagga (@Goldenthrust) January 30, 2018
Drama ayub: Was excited to see my jauhar sequence on the big screen. Have not seen anything more motivating in a bloody long time
— 🥤🥃🥂 Desi Daru 🥂🥤🥃 (@saikadeewana9) January 30, 2018
Please visit a yazidi camp and they will help you understand why jauhar would be less painful than being a sex's slave.
— Queer Eye🎨 (@Amigos_Guitar) January 30, 2018
Observe Iddat for sometime, go through Talak-ul-biddat, experience Halala, get taken by a 52 yr old man at the age of 11, enjoy the bloodiest ride of your life..!!
— Robin Pasricha™ (@robin_osho) January 30, 2018
Then would u have preferred to see a bloody Rape sequence instead? The story of Rani Padmavati is a legend,so u can't make any changes in the https://t.co/EXSdtcilLF it is a famous legend,u shouldve known theJauhar scene was going to b theClimaxScene in theFilm& avoided it!
— Usha Padiyar (@UshaPadiyar) January 30, 2018
Before the release of the movie most of right-wingers were against it while left-wingers in support. Now it seems like after watching the movie most right-wingers except a few radicals are supporting the movie and left-wingers opposing.