Film: Pyasa Shaitan
Year of release: 1984
Director: A. Vincent
Writer: A. Vincent, V.T Nandakumar
Producer: S. Hariharan
Lead Actors: Kamal Haasan
‘Pyaasa Shaitan’ was a remake of a 1978 Malayalam horror film called ‘Vayanadan Thamban’, starring Kamal Hassan. Much like most in the actor’s filmography, this film also has misleading (and offensive) portrayals of Hinduism.
In this gem below from the movie, a Hindu Pujari named Kai Bhairav worships ‘Shaitan’, an Abrahamic concept irrelevant to Sanatan Dharma.
Writer-Director A Vincent made this Bollywood drivel that demonises the holy men in the Hindu community.
"Shaitan" is Abrahmic concept. But it is worshipped by Hindu Pujari and called Kal Bhairav!— Gems of Bollywood बॉलीवुड के रत्न (@GemsOfBollywood) August 25, 2021
He demands murder of virgins to gift immortality
Director A Vincent
Dialogs Iqbal Durrani
Film Pyasa Shaitan (originally Vayanadan Thamban)
We Need Your Support
Your Aahuti is what sustains this Yajna. With your Aahuti, the Yajna grows. Without your Aahuti, the Yajna extinguishes. We are a small team that is totally dependent on you. To support, consider making a voluntary subscription.UPI ID - gemsofbollywood@upi / gemsofbollywood@icici