‘Misandrist’, ‘hindu-phobic’: netizens react to Akshay Kumar’s Laxmii
Directed by Raghava Lawrence, the film follows the spirit of a trans woman who haunts a man to avenge her past
Akshay Kumar’s horror-comedy Laxmii has premiered on Disney+ Hotstar VIP. Directed by Raghava Lawrence, the film follows the spirit of a trans woman who haunts a man to avenge her past.
Netizens have accused Laxmii of being ‘Hindu-phobic’ and undermining religious sentiments. Here are some of these reactions:
From the starting of movie you will notice the mockery of hindu. A film just made to spread the anti hindu propoganda for muslim https://t.co/AhjKnh6SvM is nowhere near to original kanchana. Dull comedy, overacting and lack of horror moments. #LaxmiiReview
— DirectBabu (@BabuDirect) November 10, 2020
1. This movie is misandrist approach - Some men can be bad but not all.
2. Hinduphobic - Where Hindus are the worst part of society
3. Kiara and Akshay looks more kind of Baap Beti than husband wife
4. No humour
5. Villian wearing Shoes in Maa's temple pic.twitter.com/lszm0d0UKh
— Amit Joshi (@unleashedamit) November 10, 2020
Earlier, Twinkle Khanna, Akshay's wife, had reacted on Instagram to a morphed photo of her on the film’s poster.
The trolls are so helpful just when I was looking for the supporting image, here it is:) Crop rather than repost-you will see why in my column today. One tagged this picture with a comment, ‘Third class person. You make joke about God.’ I am almost tempted to reply, ‘God clearly likes a good joke, otherwise she would not have made you.’ By the way, I think I am going with the new skin tone and bindi look this Diwali like a true-blue bombshell :) click on link in bio to read more #DiwaliBombshell
While many have questioned the film’s portrayal of India’s transgender community, trans rights activist Laxmi Narayan Tripathi feels the effort should be lauded. “Any transgender person is equal to any man or woman, which comes out in the film in a very strong way,” Laxmi said after the film was screened for the transgender community in Delhi. “I believe it is wonderful, and instead of criticism, we should appreciate Akshay ji for being such a strong man and doing such a strong film.”