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In a rare instance of consensus and bipartisanship within the political fraternity, all parties of Goa including the BJP and Congress have come together on the same plank to demand a ban on the Tushar Kapoor-Ritesh Deshmukh starrer ‘Kya Super Cool Hai Hum’ alleging that it hurts the sensibilities of not just Christians but the whole of humankind.
The Congress party in Goa had first demanded that the movie be banned because of many mindless scenes in the movie such as one depicting a priest played by Chunky Pandey solemnizing the wedding between a dog and a bitch.
The party was prepared to draw flak for trying to curtail freedom of expression but was completely unprepared for the overwhelming support it has received instead, from all parties in Goa.
“Jesus Christ! First of all, let me be frank and tell you that I wasn’t really bothered about the so-called insulting scenes that are in the movie, simply because no one I know has worked up the courage to watch the movie. However, I thought this would be a great thing for the Congress party to use, in order to give some jitters to the BJP’s Manohar Parikkar-led Goa government as well as prove our secular credentials. But holy mother of Christ, what followed has blown me away beyond words! Within minutes of announcing our party’s demand, we have received letters from political outfits across the nation, including the RSS and Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, pledging support for our stand,” said Congress spokesperson Reginaldo Lourenco.
Pleasantly surprised by the unanimous all-party consensus, Reginaldo later invited senior party leaders from various parties and held a special screening of the movie at his residence to press his case. Speaking on behalf of the BJP, Goa CM Manohar Parikkar said, “Yes, Mr. Reginaldo did host a special screening of the movie in his drawing room for Sushmaji, Advaniji and me to demonstrate the offensiveness of some of the scenes and inanity of the plot. Within a few minutes, however, we asked him to stop the movie simply because we couldn’t take any more of it. I would like to say that he is absolutely right, the whole movie insults human intelligence and sensibility. Movies like these ought not to be made at all. The first thing we all felt like saying after seeing this movie was ‘Kya bloody fool hai hum’!”
When asked if it was easy to get senior BJP leaders to agree, Parikkar admitted, “Well, I must say I had a difficult time convincing the BJP leadership to ban the movie, because Advaniji was very angry about having been offered a bean bag and not a sofa to sit on at Mr. Reginaldo’s residence. Sushmaji told me that she also had issues with not being offered butter popcorn while watching the movie. It took me some time to get them to agree to this historic all-party consensus. Thankfully, they came through in the end, and Advaniji duly dubbed the movie as ‘illegitimate’.”