Challenge – Bhaja Gauranga Protest

Challenge – Bhaja Gauranga Protest
The latest Raj Chakraborty film “Challenge” starring Dev-Subhashree is indeed receiving some challenges from monks and local people at Nabadwip. They are protesting against the remix version of the super hit song “Bhaja Gauranga”. They protesters felt that the song is used in obscene manner in the film.

However the lover of DEV is protesting against the protest. Please share your comments about the matter.

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30 Responses to “Challenge – Bhaja Gauranga Protest”

  1. The latest Raj Chakraborty film “Challenge” starring Dev-Subhashree is indeed receiving some challenges from monks and local people at Nabadwip. They are protesting against the remix version of the super hit song “Bhaja Gauranga”. They protesters felt that the song is used in obscene manner in the film

  2. APARNA says:

    ami aei gaan tir pokhe protest korchi. karon ar age jodi hare krishna hare ram aei kotha ti diye bollywoode du duto gaan hoye gache. tar moddhe ekti gaan e akshay kumar anek foriegn dancer der songe dance koreche sekhane kano nawadeep er loke ra protest kore ni kano.? tahole bhaja gouranga ki dosh korlo? ek torpha protibad korle to hobe na.

  3. Ankan Basu says:

    Ya…
    I hate when people go crazy about religion.

  4. paromita bhattacharya says:

    i donot feel there is anything obscene in the lyrics.i guess composers have just tried to present “kirtan” in a new form.this is kind of an experiment in tollywood.nowhere has lord krishna been portrayed in a derogatory manner.i donot feel atleast.”krishna korle leela amra korle beela” is something that a lot of people which has been transformed into a song.i donot understand why so much protest of over this song.

  5. Mrityunjoy Maitra says:

    Dharmer dwaja dhari der ae biswas ta kobe theke holo je ori Drarmer je defination debe manush setai mene cholbe? Amar mone hoy na gaan tar moddhe kono kharap meaning royeche ba picturisation kharap hoyeche. Jodi tai hoe manush e gaanta borjon korbe. Amar mone hoy Hinduism atotai thunko noi je akta samanya gaan tar biswas tolate pare.Jato sab Hypocrat. [img]undefined[/img]

  6. Ankan Basu says:

    Sure Mrityunjay…
    I have listen to the song. It is all about fun. Krishno Korle Leela aar Amra Korle Bila – 100% true.
    I do not understand how come a local court issue order to stop the movie..specially when the Bengali Movie Industry is gaining back its reputation.

  7. Pritam says:

    ami nawadeep er bhokto der ekta kothai bolbo. J apnara ei gaan tir proti eto khipto hocchen keno? eta k ekta gaan & moja hisebe nicchen na keno? ekta gaan niye eto serious houer kichu nai. R otoi jodi apnader kharap lage tahole akshay kumar er bhoolbhulaiya te protest korlen na keno seta teo protest kora uchit chilo.

  8. Sunday, April 12, 2009
    Strong Protest against Bengali Film “CHALLENGE…nibi na sala”

    Sammilita Gaudiya Vaishnava Samaj, Hindu Samhati and United Hindu Forum challenged the Bengali Film “Challenge”.

    Diamond Harbour, South 24 Pgs, WB, India, April 12, 2009: A strong protest and high agitation interrupted the smooth show of Bengali Film “Challenge nibi na sala” at New Bijoli Cinema Hall at the southern town of Diamond Harbour, 45 km away from Kolkata. The protesters pulled down the banners and posters outside the Hall and set fire with slogans that the Hindus will not tolerate anyway the humiliation of Hindu God and Goddesses and Great men in the name of entertainment. This film runs a song “Bhaja Gouranga, Laha Gouranga , Kaho Gouranga…… Krishna korle lila, amra korle bila” which depicts some obscene and vulgarity in a dance scene in a pub.

    Some 2oo protesters lead by Sri Madan Prabhu, Head Monk of Local Gaudiya Math and Upananda Brahmachari, Prominent Activist of Hindu Samhati, blocked the entrance of the Hall and delivered their lectures for re-censor the impugned song and eliminate the song at once to respect the sentiments of Hindus hurt by the unnecessary input of the song in question. Sri Barun Shankar Thakur, a whole timer of RSS was also present all along to encourage the participators in the agitation.

    The Protester shouted slogans as, Hindus will not tolerate any humiliation upon dharma, The Producer and Censor Board have to put off the derogatory song about Sri Krishna and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Stop all types of humiliation of Hindu Dharma and Hindu great men in Literature, Paintings, Songs, Drama and advertisements. Jai Sree Ram, Sri Krishna Chandra Ki Jai, Chaitanya Maha Prabhu Ki Jai, Bharat Mata Ki Jai slogans rented the air when the agitation was in a high pitch. Sri Madan Prabhu emphatically delivered in his lecture we will adopt the same way as shown by Sri Chaitanya Maha Prabhu in the case of Chand Quazi Dalan, if the Hindus do not get positive result. This is not a protest for one time, now the Hindus are ready to protest several times until the justice and prestige of Dharma is upheld.

    Sri Upananda Brhmachari met the press and declared that honoring the interim order of Sri Tapas Mitra, Honb’le Judge of Nabadwip Court, we have performed the whole agitation keeping law and order properly. That does not mean that the Hindus are passive. As the Producer and Director are directed to appear to Court on 17th April, we will wait for that time. We have full faith on Judiciary. But, if the same is reluctant to save the sentiments of Hindus, the Hindus will see the last of it. Brahmachari added that a formal representation will be given to the SDO Diamond Harbour with mass signature. Sri Amaresh Mukherjee, educationist and critic joined the protest rally and resented with the vulgarity in modern films and literature by some so called secular elements in Bengal. Sri Tapan Biswas, renowned Advocate, Diamond Harbour Criminal Court also present in the protest rally.
    The Hindu leaders of the protest rally gave a written protest letter to Sri Chandi Jana, the owner of New Bijoli Cinema Hall to ban the song in question. Sri Jana assured that he will take the matter of sentiment of Hindus very quickly to the Producer of the Film.
    The organisers of the Protest rally expect from the International Hindu Community to creat a Pressure Group for banning the derogatory song in the Bengali Film ” Challenge.. nibi na sala” .What a Sub-Title of the Film !! This is the language they want to introduce with. Really this a challenge to Indian tradition, Bengali culture and Legacy of Tagore , Nazrul, Sukanta and Jeevananda of Bengal.
    posted by bengalspotlight media team, south 24 pgs, wb.

    Posted by Bengal Spotlight at 6:27 AM 20 comments

    Thursday, April 9, 2009

    Bengali Goudiya Vaishnav Samaj Took the Challenge !!

    Awake, Arise to Protect the Prestige of Dharma

    Unprecedented Protests of Bengali Hindus against the Bangla Movie -”Challenge”.

    Kolkata & Bagnan, Howrha, April 9th, 2009.

    This time the Bengali Hindus throughout West Bengal are coming to road to register their protest against the Bengali Film “Challenge”. In this action-drama-love-comedy cocktail ‘Bangla Boi’ an unnecessary disco extravaganza song runs for fun using filthy and derogatory words in the name of Lord Krishna. The ‘Samkirtan Padas’ are also used in this song in a very unusual manner of hitting the sentiments of all Gouriya Vaishnavite and Hindus in general. The song ” Baja Gourang Kaho Gouranga Laha Gourangaer Nam Re” in a very seductive dance of the Hero of this film with ultra skirted Heroin, goes further “Krishna Korle Lila, Amra Korle Billa” and so on. This song has no relevance with the story and importance even portraying the situation.

    The movie -Challenge- is an action movie based on a love story of Abir played by Dev and Pooja played by Subhashree. Subhashree portrays a girl with an extremely conservative and obsessive father. Abir is her classmate and She falls in love with him. Her father Mr. Agnidev Sen never tolerates anyone looking at her that way or even tries to be friend with his daughter. He terrifies, beats everybody to protect his daughter. Abir ‘challenges’ Mr. Agnidev Sen that he will marry Pooja with his permission and at his house and Abir’s father (Biswajit Chakraborty) encourages him to continue his fight on. Subhashree also loves her dad but at the same time dreams about someone capable enough to challenge her dad. Who can really fight her dad for her. Abir’s courage and determination eventually gets Abir and Pooja married. There is no connection of the Song hitting the sentiment of Hindus with the story or the situation of the Film.Starring by Dev, Subhashree Ganguly, Rajatava Datta, Labony Sarcar, Biswajit Chakraborty, Tulika Bose, Tamal Rai Chowdhury, Supriyo Datta and others and Directed by Raj Chakraborty and Produced by Shree Venkatesh Films hit the Bengali Film Market with a big budget. The shooting of the film was held at different locations at Dubai, Australia, New Zealand and Kolkata. The Music of the film is arranged by Jeet Ganguli. All the Hindu Film stars or connected people with this film did not even bother trying to demoralize an Ideal of Indian and Bengali Culture. Lord Shri Krishna and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu are mostly revered not only India or Bengal but throughout the World of Hindu Culture.

    Though from Mayapur, Nabadwip the very ‘Lilasthali of Mahaprabhu Sri Chaitanya’, the protest against the vulgarity in the film depicting Lord Krishna and Sri Chaitanya was initiated in the last of March, now the protests and agitations are likely to be held in every corner and cinema hall showing this film.

    In North Bengal, Matha Bhanga, Cooch Behar District, the Gouriya Vaishnav Samaj took out a silent march on 8th April, with protest banners and distributed leaflets. On behalf of Matha Bhanga Vaishnab Samaj, Sri Goutam Goswami retaliated to the press that this is a big jab to the Believers of Sanatana Dharma. We also sing the same Bhaja Gouranga in our Samkirtan , but the film maker did it a very objectionable way. The picturization of the song is very much nasty and obscene as an annoyed Goswami remarked promptly. The Organizers of Martha Bhang Vishnu Samar has chalked out protest rallies before the Cinema Halls showing this deliberated film against Hindu sentiments. They also gave a memorandum to the SDO (Sub Divisional Officer) to censor and cut off the scene of dance from the film for uninterrupted show. Otherwise the problem will be more serious.

    In South Bengal, in front of a Cinema Hall at Bagnan, Howrah the Devotees of Mayapur Gouriya Ashram’s Ramchandrapur Unit, obstructed the Matinee show showing the film – ‘Challenge’ and teared off the Posters and banners of the Film. The devotees shouted ‘Jai-Dhwani’ of Sanatana Dharma and did Samkirtan jubilantly. The passersby and the people in the ticket queue also joined the Samkirtan Group. On behalf of the Ramchandrapur Mayapur Gouriya Ashram, Sri Arindam Das Prabhu told the media that the agitation must not stop until the goal is reached. Further the Prabhu said that Sri Chaitnya was a Lion not a sheep. So the followers of Sri Chaitaya will surely defeat the culprits against Sanatana Hindu dharma.

    As the trends of the agitation are going high pitch, the Administration and Police in West Bengal is contemplating it seriously. The Intelligence sources said that there will be more agitation in urban and town areas in West Bengal in coming weeks invariably.

    The sentimentally injured Hindu people now expect a joint agitation and high protest by all the followers of Sri Krishna and Mahaprabhu Chaitanya including All Gaudiya Mathas, ISKCON, Ramakrishna Mission, Bharat Sevashram Sangha, Asam Bangiya Swarasat Math, All the Vaisnava Maths etc. against the impugned picturization of the song, ” Bhaja Gouranga…….”

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  9. Rupak Biswas says:

    There is nothing to protest against this song;Actually those who protested this song have nothing to do and thats why they are protesting against this. For those who protested against this song my words are”Challenge nibi na saala;Maarbo ekhane lash porbe sashane”.

  10. Ankan Basu says:

    I agree with Rupak Biswas. We should be open minded and keep religion and entertainment in separate places. Shree Venkatesh Group is doing wonderful job bringing people to almost dead Bengali Movie culture. They need our support.

    Protests like this only would hurt the future of Bengali films.

  11. M. Saha says:

    I do agree with all the people above…….I dont know why NABADWIP and DHORMO is coming into picture here.This is just a song…..The problem is that People cant take easy things easily…..The just try to find out some GALAT meaning and wanna become in the FRONT PAGE and somewhat POPULAR. Really majhe majhe bhable obak laage je eishob Chintadhara akhono MAAN-HUSH er modhye birajomaan…..BHOKTERA mone rakhben PROTEST korte hole GORA sokto rakhte hoy………..I mean to say Erom onek kichui age hoye gache jegulo te protest kora hoyni…..even Pujo pandal e club e club e jomiye bejeche “BHOOL BHOOLAIYA” gaan……so take things easily man. ato Hype create kore kono labh nei……..

  12. M. Saha says:

    DEV……..Boss tumi chalye jao guru..Tomar chobi fatafati..Tumi e parbe Bangla cinema ke onekdur egiye niye jete..tomar hobe guru….Joy COMPUTER ENGINEER cum ACTOR DEV er joy……….kono chap nei……..Ki bolo bhai Ankan, Rupak ?????

  13. sananda banerjee says:

    ja bolechen by chance jodi aj  DEV comp engineer hoye jeto tahole amader bangla film industry r ki hoto??????????

  14. Ankan Basu says:

    Sure M. Saha….
    Sobai Computer Eng. Hole actor aar ke hobe?

    Tobe ektu dukkho hoy jokhon dekhi kolkatar bairer Bangali ra Kolkata r tollywood industry dapiye beracche aar tulonamulok bhabe kolkatay grown up chelera pichiye porche roj roj.

    Jai Hok. Dev is wonderful boy.

  15. M. Saha says:

    @Sananda:- DEV is a Computer Engineer of course……But by career not by profession…..just kidding…. :D :) ……

    @Ankan:-Dev is a wonderful boy definately not only that  i should say or modhye ja talent ache ( in all perspective…looks, Dancing and overal appearance) just awesome……Tobe akta kotha boli……dukkho korar kichu nei……..Bangali is bangali bhai…..se jekhankar e hok…..ki thik ki na….DEV e proman kore dicche je bangali maane sudhu kolkatar ba West bengal er chelemeyarai noy……Bangali aaj sara world dapiye beracche……je tuku dukkho hocche ……tar chaite ei anondo ta aro onek onek boro noy ki?????? so three cheers for BANGAALI…………….HIP HIP……….

    By the way amar ei movie ta dakha hoye othe ni…jekhane thaki sekhane bangla cinema mela day….if available in torrent then only i can watch it……apnara dekhechen…ektu feedback deben……and net e kobe paoa jabe ektu janaben pls……thanks

  16. I loved this song and when the matter comes of religion i would say that bang on trend of bangla music is changing and superb dance by Dev. This is a remarkable song done by Jeet Ganguly. I think more hip-hop or rap songs should be made so that todays generation will have more fun. I LOVE U DEV.

  17. Atanu Sinha says:

    This picture not so good as well as the song. I want the picture of subhasree.

  18. subham says:

    dev da tomar film dujone amader north bengale shooting hoeche??? we r very proud to have u in our site???tiya bon

  19. Shabitree says:

    Vondamir r jaiga pay na indian entertainment er creator ra…nijeder dhormo ke evabe lokjonder kasee tule na dhorleii ki noy….egula ke ki ro valo vabe uposthapona kora jeto na? naki hit/front page e ashte manushera egula kore….

  20. ROOP says:

    DEV,

    KAL AMI AR MA TOMAR FILM “DUJANE” DEKHLAM. ETA EKTA HINDI FILM ER COPY ONEKTA TABU TOMAR FILM MANE AMI KHUB ENJOY KARI. AMI CINEMA HALL E JAI NA. EXCEPTION SHUDHU TUMI

    BARITE SABAI ETA BUJHTE PARE BOLE LEG PULLING KARE. SPECIALLY BHAI ( KARON OR NAME DEV).

    AMI AGEI BOLECHI JE TUMI AMAR LUCKY PERSON. JE KONO KAAJ AMI KARAR AGE AMI CHOKH BANDHA KORI AR TOMAR FACE SAMNE ASE. AR VERY NEXT MOMENT AMI SEI KAAJ TA SOLVE KORE PHELI.

    EKTU PAGOL MONE HACHHEY AMAKE, TAI NA? EK MATRA PAGOL RAI KINTU JEKONO KICHU KORTE PARE.

    BHALO THEKO.

    ROOP

  21. debasish says:

    there is nothing to say new to you .u are 100 in 100 .but im waiting to watch your next movie with jeet ,khub jomega rang jab mil baithainge do maharathi aap aur jeet. i am a big fan of both of you.
    best of luck .

  22. sneha says:

    deb u r toooo good,we like ur acting

  23. raja says:

    from ilove u 2 bolo na tuni amar dev is doing a rocking job and also winning every bangalis heart especially mine i watched every film of dev sooooo …… keep rockinggggggggggggggggggggg………….. and i will keep watching

  24. Durjoy Sengupta says:

    Our religion is highly Liberal- HINDUISM….Every 1 can get spared regarding politics, Film and many others. can u see it for any other religions as all the polititions,poets,filmmakrs and the press always knock the Hindu-Muslim Concept..y not other religions..—-No personal MORALITY & ISM ?just get it straight…if it would have hit the Muslim Sentiments then the entire Soceity, Business, politics,including Press hits it hard— why this will be? Is muslim has a right to be a minority in this state, rather in this Country ? who holds the Maximum Muslims inthe World?Ask God wat Politics is happening? so no religion shall be predugised.

  25. Raghu Gaurango says:

    Joto sob boka chodar dool..kheye deye kono kaj naiye…je bhojo gaurango ..kore baracho….kaj karmo koro ar….bhaat boka charo…
    Best of Luck
    Bolo…Jai…Raghu Gourango ki…Jai…

  26. Raghu Gaurango says:

    Krisna korle lila..Amra korle bila…Keno??? Aye sab anay keno….amader songe….
    Best of Luck
    Bolo…Jai…Raghu Gourango ki…Jai…

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