Black Panther is Marvel Studios' most successful movie till date. The film, which released on February 16 is being being called groundbreaking. We see no American culture references, which are predominant in other 17 Marvel movies and are shown a whole new African world of Wakanda. It is a big deal, there are no two ways about it. And the makers have managed to do an exceptional job with showcasing various cultures and tribes found across the continent of Africa. But did you know there was a Lord Hanuman reference in Black Panther too? Yep! However, most of you who watched the movie in India would have missed it as the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) decided to mute the word "Hanuman" from the film.
M’Baku (played by Winston Duke), leader the 'Jabari' tribe made a reference to Lord Hanuman and said “Glory to Hanuman”. The reference is made when he challenges King T'Challa (played by Chadwick Boseman) to a ritual combat to win the throne of Wakanda.
But CBFC decided to mute the word in the final cut of the movie for the Indian fans. And of course, a major set of people found this unnecessary:
People in other countries who were able to hear the word 'Hanuman' while watching the movie were extremely happy:
According to many fans, CBFC decided to mute the word to avoid hurting the religious sentiments because you know we are such a sensitive country. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in comments below.
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