From Another Forum said:Okay last nite I happened to watch this movie called Legally Desi with some of my friends. Its another one of those movies that portray sikhs as dumb....the Sikhguy finds it okay to drink a beer and when he sorta hooks up with this girl....she tells him to shave and he hesitates for less than a second then when she's like can't u do it for me...he does it........anyways this movie was soo messed up....his beard was soo fake too but anyways there was this other singh in the movie.........it shows the singh watching porn and making lewd comments about foreign indian desi's etc........i don't see how a singh can act in a movie doing those things..... mad.gif mad.gif
......insult to guruji's roop......
[After the above post, a slew of responses came that said "We must stop this movie now, take it down, blah blah...enough to fill 3 pages of posts in merely hours...I refrained from posting the below response that website as I'm already banned from it, and I dont think their community would truly appreciate it ]
Perhaps this movie is a joke that pokes fun at reality.
Kind of like anyone normal person who stands back and see's the Sikhs.
Hey, look at those guys! They have long beards and long hair, reminds me of the religous people from before. But, in reality, like the movie shows...we're the same as them, only hairer.
Why sue the movie company or get it taken off?
Do you really believe theres sardars out there that wouldnt shave for a girl? Personally, I think most teenager Sikhs give up their entire kesh rather than just the beard "to get more girls."
Do you think sardars don't watch pornographic films?
As for the shave-joke. Look at him, he comes from a lineage of warriors and saints, but how weak he is for sex.
As for the pornography. Look at him, he looks so religous and that of a Sikh, but inside he's the same as any of us.
It's the truth. We walk around and claim to be religious, yet we're the same as them, only hairer, and that doesnt make the sole difference.
And if you say that only a miniority of turbanned Sikhs would perform either of those 2 deeds, I will strongly disagree. I think the ones that WOULDNT perform those 2 deeds and are keshdhari sikhs are the miniority. Everyone is well aware that the Khalsa population is an extreme miniority compared to all the "Sikhs". Even among keshdhari Sikhs only, Khalsa is still small. And then proper Khalsa?
Ask yourself, why this joke hurts so much? Maybe, because its real, and its what most of our community represents?
Oh wait, maybe if we take this movie down and further hide ourselves from the truth that our community is slowly moving too, we'll be ok! Let's just ignore that the majority of our community are misinformed and think Sikhism is just a blood-warrior trait, and that hair is old-school and not needed anymore. Or wait, let's pressure our kids into keeping the full sikh roop, but never tell them anything of Sikhism itself!
Why is it, that you cry when other people make a movie and diss Sikhs, and get the movie taken down?
But, when someone creates a Ramgharia Gurdwara it stands strong?
When another gurdwara 5 miles down the road is created based on a Jatt community everyone hushes up? And this is something our FIRST Guru taught us, and one of the key reasons we separate ourselves from Hinduism.
Why is it, when someone in the family is arranged to another caste member who doesnt even remotely resemble anything to Sikhi, the entire family stays quiet? But, lets take this movie down, because the people who made it must be part of one big conspiracy to destroy Sikhism?
Or perhaps we set ourselves up for destruction? Hundreds of years later, and we still manage to have a caste system so prevalent among the community.
We claim, and yell that when Sikhs unify they will defeat anyone!
Yet, the French-Turban ban exists, and it's not even spoken of anymore. Or have we failed to unify once again? Oh maybe because most "Sikh" children are taught that the Kesh doesn't even matter?...hmm, I'd say in most countries 80%+ is Monay within the age group of 18-35, even in India. Yet, when a "Sikh" in a movie cuts it, we consider it so bad, and get it banned. Yet, we refuse to properly settle the issue once and for all in the gurdwara or within the family.
Just look at how much the children are taught, even SIKH children. Most kids attribute the kara to being Punjabi rather than being Khalsa. Parents are happier if their kid knows how to do bhangra and can speak fluent punjabi rather than if the kid keeps kesh and studies Sikhi.
Kids are taught nothing of Sikhi, its a community fault, and this movie reflects it. We merely look religious, internally we're the same.
Anyways, thats all the time I have for today, and my rant of the week.