Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal offends Goan Catholics

After protests in Mumbai, the Christian community in Goa is up in arms against Priyadarshan’s latest film Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal.

The Goan Catholic Welfare Union [GCWU] has threatened to disallow the screening of the film in the state if objectionable scenes in it are not deleted.

‘If the film is screened in Goa we will protest. We will make sure that it is not shown,’ said GCWU spokesperson Juino de Souza.

‘If need be we will involve the chief minister and Christian legislators in the Goa assembly,’ said De Souza.

The GCWU here has raised objection to scenes of a Roman Catholic priest shaking a leg to peppy music, and the abuse of symbolic Christian images like a cassock wearing priest fooling around with the Holy Water and wearing a garland of lotteries.

Joseph Dias, on behalf of the Christian-Catholic Secular Forum [CCSF], accused the film industry of taking the Catholic faith for granted. ‘We don’t protest vociferously, let aside come on to the streets or be violent. A legal protest must go out from every Christian and Church,’ he said.
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