MADHUR BHANDARKAR WANTS PRESENT GENERATION TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED DURING EMERGENCY THROUGH HIS FILM ‘INDU SARKAR’:

Amid the controversy over his directorial venture ‘Indu Sarkar’, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar said that through his movie, he wants the present generation to know what exactly happened during the 1975-77 emergency.  The 48-year-old said that he always try to make films, which are topical and issue-based as period cinema does not fascinate him much. “I felt that emergency would be the right backdrop. It has been used to tell a story about Indu and her husband Naveen Sarkar and her journey from 1975 to 1977 in New Delhi,” he said. “Nobody has ever made a movie on emergency in totality and people always wanted to put it under the carpet, but I wanted that today’s generation to know what exactly happened during the emergency. The movie is a very good summary of it, and gives a human touch to it,” he added. The Central Board of Film Certification‘s Revising Committee has cleared ‘Indu Sarkar’ for Friday’s release, and expressing elation over the same, the ‘Heroine’ director said, “I feel absolutely great and revealed. The best part is that I appreciate the revising committee, who saw the movie and understood the gravity of the movie.” ‘Indu Sarkar’ is based on a 21-month long period, from 1975 to 1977, when the then prime minister Indira Gandhi unilaterally had a state of emergency declared across the country. After ordering 12 cuts, the CBFC had granted U/A certificate to the film. The trailer of the movie led the Congress party to ask the CBFC for a review before it comes under the scanner. In this regard, Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam wrote to CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani, expressing the grand old party’s wish to watch the movie before it is ‘censored’.  The Times  of  India : 26th. July,17

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