Sunday, June 11, 2006

The Da Vinci Code

I saw the "The Da Vinci" code in San Jose tonight; there is nothing in the movie that merits banning it. Yet, some states including Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Goa etc have done that. I wonder if they have even seen the movie before taking a decision about banning it. And the Christian groups that have been making so much noise and clamouring for its ban...their faith in their religion seems to be so precarious that a mere murder thriller upsets it!

It's interesting that just 2% of the population was able to make enough noise that the movie had to be banned in so many states. I wonder why the rest of the population did not make an equal amount of noise about protecting their right to watch it?

It should also be remembered that the book the movie was based on is freely avaliable in India, including pirated copies. Nothing should ever be banned in our country.

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