A special screening of ‘Indu Sarkar’ film was organised by filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar for some ministers and politicians in New Delhi on Saturday. The movie was praised by all the attendees.
The special screening was attended by Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, MP Amar Singh and Delhi BJP leader Satish Upadhyay in the Films Division Auditorium on Saturday evening.
After watching the movie, Rijiju tweeted, “After ‘Pink’ I saw #InduSarkar on invitation. Tempted to rate it high but I’m told a politician has reserved the right of reviewing a film.”
“What a film! Purely from artistic point of view #InduSarkar is a masterpiece. I don’t understand why Congress Party is threatening?” he said in another tweet.
Apparently commenting on the opposition to the film by the Congress, he added, “Emergency was a reality, #InduSarkar is a film. No need to politicize. 1975-77 remains the darkest period of Independent India.”
“Saw #InduSarkar movie with @imbhandarkar wonderful amazing and touching performance of @IamKirtiKulhari playing indu is more real then reel,” Amar Singh tweeted.
The Congress has been opposing the movie ‘Indu Sarkar’ which is based on the Emergency period under the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Bhandarkar has questioned the Congress, saying he hasn’t mentioned the name of any politician in the film.
Former president of Delhi BJP, Satish Upadhyay tweeted, “Kudos @imbhandarkar 4 highlighting horrors of emergency in #InduSarkar so vividly. A mst watch performance especialy for d award wapsi gang”.
Bhandarkar has earlier made a number of hit movies like ‘Chandni Bar’ which had won the National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues. He has also received the National Film Awards for the Best Feature Film and Best Director for ‘Page 3’ and ‘Traffic Signal’, respectively. ‘Fashion’ also was a major hit movie.
With PTI inputs.