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Madhur Bhandakar, the three times National Award winning director in Hindi Cinema, is known for his realistic films. The main themes of his films are based either on topical, social issues or women-centrism. However, his latest film Indu Sarkar, which is going to be released on 28th July, is based on the theme of emergency declared between the time periods of 1975 to 1977 by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
The trailer of Indu Sarkar is out and the very first scene images the declaration of emergency. The film stars Neil Nitin Mukesh, Kriti Kulhari, Anupam Kher, Tota Roy Chowdhury and Supriya Vinod. The whole trailer depicts the ‘Reign of terror’ among the people of the country at that time. It is actually portraying the negative side of the politicians of those days.
The filmmaker is of the view that it was important to put forward this theme so that today’s generation becomes aware about the horrors faced by people at that time. However, Congress seems unhappy with this latest making of Madhur Bhandarkar. They named it as ‘False Depiction’ and have also said that the film is fully sponsored. On the contrary, Madhur has justified himself saying that, if this film was fully sponsored then he would have decided to release it at the time of 2019 elections.
This controversy brings out another query that how censor board will be going to react on all this. Is this film has a clear way despite all criticisms or is it going to face some obstacles towards its way? Let’s make it clear for you. The censor board is actually lenient towards it. Madhur Bhandarkar is not asked to get any NOC prior to the release of the film. So, the film has definitely a clear way to go through. Some consider this as a mere double standards of the organization as for ‘The Insignificant Man’ and the film on Manmohan Singh’s biopic, censor board needs NOC because the films portray and name the actual people. But in Indu Sarkar, the main actors completely resemble Indira Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi. Why no NOC for this film then? It is truly controversial.
Time and again, Indian Government has banned many films that cause discomfort to the country due to their serious themes related to political as well as social issues. These films get banned so that they would not harm the sentiments of common people. Now let’s see how people are going to react on this film.
Good luck to the team ‘Indu Sarkar’
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