'Nothing against the Church in Mohanlal's Lucifer'

Poster of the movie and Fr. Nithin Joseph Elanjimattom (R)

A day after Mohanlal's much-awaited movie 'Lucifer' hit the screens, an outfit known as the Kerala Christian Democratic Movement raised a stink. The organisation criticised the movie makers for posting the name of Satan on its Facebook page.

In response to this, now a Catholic priest himself has come forward explaining that the film does not do any harm to the faith nor to the Church. In a video, Fr. Nithin Joseph Elanjimattom is also seen talking about how commercially well crafted piece of art 'Lucifer' the film is.

“Ever since the movie was announced there were reports that 'Lucifer' film has everything denigrating the Church and I was looking forward to see what exactly it showed. Now, that I have watched it I can say that the film is a good one indeed. There are all elements that a Mohanlal fan will be happy to see and I am sure that the film will be a box-office hit. But what I don't understand is why some Christian organisations are opposing the movie. There is a character Govardhan (played by Indrajith) who introduces Stephen Nedumpally (Mohanlal) as Lucifer from his perspective. Apart from that there is nothing against the Church or for Satan worshipping or any such things. The name is in fact a representation for grey shades and nothing else,” he said.

In Christian faith, Lucifer is a rebellious archangel who fell from heaven and is identified with Satan.

The priest further pointed that there is nothing to worry unlike what some Christian organisations have claimed and one should watch the movie first instead of sitting somewhere and criticising. Based in Bangalore, Fr. Nithin Joseph Elanjimattom hails from Kottayam and is a counselor and mediapersonal.

The priest, then congratulated the team for bringing out 'Lucifer' and also applauded Prithviraj and urged him to bring out more such directorial ventures.

Scripted by Murali Gopy, 'Lucifer' also stars Manju Warrier, Vivek Oberoi, Tovino Thomas etc.

Meanwhile, the movie is receiving wide applauds from all corners and reports have it that 'Lucifer' is on its way to become a Mollywood blockbuster. 

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