Indu Sarkar movie review: Indu Sarkar is set during the Emergency, and shows us the horrific violation of freedom put into motion by then prime minister Indira Gandhi, aided and abetted by her younger son Sanjay.
A large number of protesting Congress workers on Friday stalled the matinee show of Madhur Bhandarkar's latest release Indu Sarkar at a multiplex in Thane. The belligerent activists even attempted to climb on the stage near the screen shouting slogans also against the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Maharashtra and the Centre.
The paradoxical nature of an individual or a group’s objections or bans on films -- that they end up generating a cloud of pre-release publicity and serve to pique audience interest -- makes them a fertile ground for suspicion and conspiracy theories.
A similar plea by the woman was dismissed by the Bombay High Court on July 24 on the grounds that the petitioner was unable to make her case seeking stay on the release of the movie. The court had further observed that none of the acknowledged descendant of Sanjay Gandhi had raised an objection to the movie.
The development comes after Bhandarkar had to cancel the promotional events of 'Indu Sarkar' in Pune and Nagpur fearing wrath of Congressmen who had gathered to protest the film's release without a green signal from senior party leaders.
The Indian Youth Congress are meeting the CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani to demand a ban on Indu Sarkar, as according to them, the film distorts the image of Indira Gandhi and her governance during the Emergency period. Though director Madhur Bhandarkar was unavailable for a comment, the Mumbai Police has provided him special security.
'Indu Sarkar' is based on a 21-month long period, from 1975 to 1977, when the then PM Indira Gandhi had a state of emergency declared across the country. The trailer of the movie led the Congress party to ask the CBFC for a review before it comes under the scanner.
Mired in controversy even before its release, Indu Sarkar has received a demand for 14 modifications and cuts by Censor Board of Film Certification. Madhur Bhandarkar has been left appalled and has said that he doesn't want to make cuts to the film as it would spoil the essence.
A woman who claims to be Sanjay Gandhi’s daughter has alleged that the trailer of the movie Indu Sarkar is shocking and grossly misleading in its portrayal of the late Congress leader. “I was shocked to see the trailer of the movie, which is so misleading. In one scene, a man resembling Sanjay Gandhi says ‘Ye […]