The new Bollywood movie, Karma, Confessions and Holi, starring supermodel Naomi Campbell, is causing a stir in India. The film is being deemed offensive by religious leaders. Bollywood films are a huge trend in India and slowly making their move to America. According to the IMDB.com the plot of
Karma, Confessions and Holi is:
The identity of Indian families living in the U.S. and the cross cultural differences in evolution. Do Indians, having migrated from their native land, adapt to the difference in culture and are they ready to give up their inherent cultural inhibitions? "Karma, Confessions & Holi" is a film about Indian families, their relationships with fellow Americans, their own internal and inter-personal conflicts.
The movie also includes Sticky Fingaz
and it's co-directed by Drena De Niro
, Robert De Niro
's daughter. Some critics say the film is an "undignified disaster” and an "unholy mess." According to IndianExpress.com:
“Hindus have strongly objected to the usage of Hindu terminology in movies and Karma, Confessions and Holi has nothing much to do with karma or Holi,” Contactmusic quoted Rajan Zed, the president of Universal Society of Hinduism, as saying.
"Hindus welcome world filmmakers making films about Hindu subjects but taking Hinduism seriously and respectfully and not reimagining its concepts and symbols just for mercantile greed.
“Holi and karma have definite meaning for devotees, and improper usage of such terms is not OK," he added.
In addition to a beating by the critics, it also performed poorly at India's box office.