The film Desperado, about an Indian man who loses his love and his family and is forced to become a Hindu, has been hailed as a hit on its way to a nationwide release.
It is currently being screened in Delhi and other cities, but India’s government has said it is not the end of the world.
“We are happy that Desperada has become a national treasure,” said India’s Information and Broadcasting Minister Gautam Gupta, who is also the chief minister of Maharashtra state.
“This film is a celebration of our country, our culture and our history, and we hope it will serve as an inspiration for all Indian people,” he added.
Indian audiences have welcomed the film’s Indian origins, which were based on the life of Ganesharas guru Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.
The film’s story revolves around a man called Durga, who has become lost in India and seeks to find his family.
He meets the daughter of a wealthy Hindu man who is in love with his sister and discovers the secret of his family’s spiritual power.
Desperadas film also features a scene of a woman who has been transformed into a woman and a man who has lost his wife, and his father, in an avalanche.
“The whole film is about our past, the struggles we have faced, our hopes and our aspirations,” Gupta said.
“It’s about a time when our nation is coming together again and it’s about the power of love.”
Indian films are known for their strong performances, with director Pankaj Kapoor recently saying that he had written the script of Desperados story for him, according to NDTV.
The movie is based on a book by the author Prabhat Bhatt, who was born in Delhi.