It looks as if the mudslinging of Bollywood will not be over but this yr. Bollywood has grow to be a pet punching bag of residents, together with politicians. Now, the newly-released second season of net sequence Mirzapur has courted political controversy with Mirzapur MP Anupriya Patel demanding strict motion in opposition to the sequence for portraying the town as “violent”, and for spreading “ethnic disharmony”.
Nonetheless, that is no novel assault confronted by films or exhibits within the Indian movie business. Listed below are 4 current films that drew the ire of non secular, political or different social teams.
- Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Lady (2020)
Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Lady launched on streaming platform Netflix courted big controversy for displaying alleged discrimination confronted by its titular character Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena, which the film claimed was the primary Indian Air Power (IAF) girl pilot to have flown sorties throughout the 1999 Kargil battle. The latter’s declare was disputed by her modern Flight Lieutenant Sreevidya Rajan. Whereas IAF objected to sure scenes portrayed in “undue unfavorable gentle”, reported India Right now.
2. Padmaavat (2018)
Padmaavat witnessed controversy since its manufacturing days. The film, primarily based on an epic poem Padmaavat, by Sixteenth-Century poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi, noticed protests in opposition to its launch for a number of months by Rajput and different right-wing teams. Alleging that there’s an intimate dream sequence between Muslim king Alauddin Khilji and Hindu queen Padmavati, although Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali strongly denied any such scene, mobs indulged in violent protests and issued dying threats in opposition to Bhansali, actress Deepika Padukone and others.
3. India’s Daughter (2015)
India’s Daughter, a documentary by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin primarily based on 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and homicide case, was banned in India. The documentary options interview of Mukesh Singh, one of many 4 convicted males, whose views on gender rattled the political class, who believed the documentary was a “conspiracy to defame India.”
4. PK (2014)
Aamir Khan-starrer PK was deemed “objectionable” by teams who alleged that the movie “defamed” Hindu tradition and spiritual practices. A petition was filed within the Delhi excessive courtroom in search of a ban on the film. Becoming a member of the hullabaloo surrounding the film was BJP chief Subramanian Swamy, who as per Zeenews, had stated that “a grievance will go quickly to provoke motion underneath PMLA on Aamir Khan & co for laundering terrorist finance.” Baba Ramdev had known as for a social boycott of the film because it “denigrated” the Hindu “tradition and faith”.