Bodhidharman followers turn against 7aam Arivu

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7aam Arivu in trouble

It seems Suriya’s latest release ‘7aam Arivu’ is controversy’s child. Recently, the film ran into trouble when the Sri Lanka Government did not permit to screen the movie in their country citing there are some dialogues that indirectly refers to the fight for Tamil Ezham and the defeat of the Tamil fighters at the hands of Sri Lankan Government.

The Sri Lankan Government also insisted to remove the objectionable dialogues from the film. Bowing to pressure, the makers deleted the ‘objectionable’ parts and the film is being screened all over the Island country.

Now the film is facing a stiff opposition from the followers of Buddhist monk Bodhidharman. They claimed that the movie which shows historically inaccurate information on Bodhidharma’s life, has hurt the values and sentiments of the Buddishts.

In a press conference on Saturday, Buddhist Teacher Babu T Raghu said that he cannot tolerate such inaccurate information.

‘Bodhidharman was 150 years when he arrived at Canton in China and not a 25-year-old body builder as depicted by Suriya in the movie,’ he said.

“I am basing my objections on eight years of study and 34 years of practice of Buddhism, my community cannot tolerate such insults to someone we sincerely worship. I respect the filmmakers and Surya, but they must not claim that their movie is a historical account of Bodhidharma’s life,” he added.

He further added that, a hunger strike is being discussed by followers of Bodhidharma throughout the country and legal options like filing a PIL.

19 COMMENTS

  1. Since Any of new finding can’t change suriya in to 150 years old or you can’t get any 150 years old actor to act in this movie better suriya and director do this. At least they shown him as high esteem not degreded him. If  you don’t have any job  pls find some.

  2. fuck u…………..after so many years of study you people never came forward to tell about bodhidharma to tamilan……..now when some one try to bring out our past pride, you all trying to protest it what kind of human being are you………its a cinema not a documentary……..thats the way to show………if you are better director them A.R.M then do a movie and we see how many people will watch it…………after the movie release tamilan started to acknowledge their past and now having more pride……dont ruined it idiot……also there is no historical detail or any finding on bodhidharman……..all is just a fact and theory, so how sure you are he is 150 years old when traveling to china?????????

  3. suriya neenga adutha super stara nu enaku theriyathu…………….aana neenga dhan adutha kamal………..padam flop aanulum……controversy hit aagudhu…..thayavu seiudhu dmk sagavasathai vittuvidungal

  4. yes flop illa..sooper flop – now all these publicities to get ppl to the theaters…oh wait we all thought Murugadoss did ‘Massive research’ for this movie … he he he what a bunch of jokers

  5. DO A FILM ABOUT MAHINDA RAJAPAKSE THE GREAT LEADER IN THE SUB CONTINENT. TAMIL NADU NEEDS SUCH A LEADER. DMK. AIDMK………… AND THE LIST CONTINUES.  VIJAY FANS VS SURYA FANS, KAMAL VS RAJANI. ONE MANS PAIN IS ANOTHER MAN’S GAIN. NOW THE WOLVES ARE CRYING OVER SRI LANKAN ISSUE TO GAIN PUBLICITY AND SYMPATHY FROM THE PEOPLE. OORU RENDU PATTAL KOOTHADIKU KONDATAM THANE. 

  6. a r murugadas has given an excellant film to us,,,,,as a thamizhan we should support it and also we proud of our own cultures,tradition,etc  to safeguard ourselves. it is a wakeup call for us,,,  

  7. 100% true. We should appreciate Murugadoss who took pain to say abt Bodhidharmar. What did all these Buddhist monk did to say abt him all these years, now finding fault with what the director has given.

  8. 100% true. We should appreciate Murugadoss who took pain to say abt Bodhidharmar. What did all these Buddhist teacher Mr.Babu T. Raghu did to say abt him all these years, now finding fault with what the director has given
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  9. this is really sad….just watch the movie and go…if u dont like it dont bother other people…..its no surprise that films are inaccurate sometimes…..the buddhists should be glad that a movie at least lightly brushes on their idol….their lucky….god mind your own business

  10. @Soola Karupan : Atleast Bodhidharman pathi oru idea ippo namma kitta irrukay, Nan chathiyama surya fan illa but realy appriciate Murugados effort. (Yevallvo padam makkala mutal akuthu athay yellam encorage pannara oppo itha mathiri padatha risk yeduthu panravangala discourage pannama irrukalaamay)

  11. Now Bodhidharman is known to many people than before. Bodhidharman followers should be proud of this fact and support the movie.

  12. who is this f***er, where was he in past, when some one start to do some good things, don’t know enga irudu kelabi vaaranga endu…………. idku thaan solluradu naai pulli thingadu ana thingira mattuku um thinga vidadu enndu………….Mr. Buddhist Teacher Babu T Raghu onna ellam nikka vatchchi sudanumda. =-X

  13. so the director got one fact wrong in the film and now they want to go on a hunger strike?… Right.. To be honest it wouldnt have influenced anything. Historical account or not, a.r. murugadas sir gave us a film that we should be proud of.  

  14. Hello all !! just for the marketing purpose they added the word Tamilan, We are Tamilans know, so will believe all… Pls see the Telgu version of this film… It says they proud of Andhra ( Telgu Speaking persons )

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