Congress on Madhur Bhandarkar’s Indu Sarkar: It is fully sponsored, we condemn the false depictions

On Monday, the Congress comdemned the upcoming Madhur Bhandarkar movie, Indu Sarkar whicj is based on the Emergency during the tenure of Indira Gandhi. Some initial posters of the movie showcased how Neil Nitin Mukesh and Kirti Kulhari's looks resemble that of Indira Gandhi and her son, Sanjay Gandhi.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 20, 2017 12:49 pm
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The Congress on Monday condemned the alleged “false depiction” in Madhur Bhandarkar’s film Indu Sarkar based on the Emergency and said the film is “fully sponsored”. “This film is fully sponsored. The organisation and the individual who is behind the film is known to us. We totally condemn the false depictions in the film,” said Congress spokesperson Jyotiraditya Scindia.

Bhandarkar on Friday said he made Indu Sarkar as it was important to tell about the Emergency to today’s generation. Some initial sneak peeks into the movie showcased how Neil Nitin Mukesh and Kirti Kulhari’s looks resemble that of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her son and party leader Sanjay Gandhi. Indu Sarkar will release on July 28.

Earlier in an interview, Pankaj Nihalani, the chairperson of CBFC said, “I saw Madhur’s trailer, and I want to congratulate him for blowing the lid off one one of the most shameful chapters of Indian politics. This was a time when the nation was put in the most embarrassing spotlight in the global arena. Many of our biggest leaders had to go to jail during the Emergency. Indian people’s morale had hit rock-bottom.”

Watch | Madhur Bhandarkar’s Indu Sarkar trailer:

At the trailer launch of the film, the acclaimed filmmaker said he hopes that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) will be lenient to his picture. While talking to the media, Bhandarkar shared, “I hope censor board will be lenient to our film and pass the film. I do know that movies with political backdrop do get in trouble sometimes. I wish the way they were lenient with the trailer, likewise, they pass the film.”

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    Jyoti Prakash Mitra
    Jul 2, 2017 at 7:06 pm
    As per the then Western Media, the #Emergency was a solution or 'sa uard'. It was a 'political direction'. It did not have any 'motive' for the population of India. The modern film on Emergency is showcasing it was a 'solemn' Russian avenue for their role in 1971 war. This film is a RSS caricature of western taste of political influence. #InduSarkar
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