Well ! Well ! Well ! A controversial decision but should be appreciated. Yes, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar’s next project is based on 1975 Emergency and is titled as ‘Indu Sarkar’. ‘Indu’ is in the reference to the Indira Gandhi, Indian Prime Minister of that time. Bhandarkar’s interest in politics is no new as he also stood with Actor Anupam Kher when there was a huge debate of rising intolerance in India.
Why should this decision be appreciated? Well, this is because this movie is based on the life of Indira Gandhi, one of the nerves of Congress party and a lot of things happened during the emergency period and people have the right to know about that. So this is a gutsy and bold decision taken by Bhandarkar.
But, Will congress let this happen?
But, will the Congres party let this movie happen? This is the question that rises to one’s mind as Indira Gandhi was the leader of Indian National Congress and respected political figure among the party. So will they let any such movie to be made on the controversial decisions by Indira Gandhi? Well, only time will tell but this is going to flame a controversy in India, that is for sure.
Indian herself admitted imposing emergency in 1975 was one of her biggest mistakes
Sources confirmed that the movie will be based on the Emergency, a 21-month long period from 1975 to 1977 when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi unilaterally had a state of emergency declared across the country.
‘Indu Sarkar’ will begin shooting this November
“31st October”, another such similar movie based on the assassination of Indira Gandhi and that 1984 Sikh riots was also opposed by Congress but the movie finally got permission from Supreme Court of India is set to release October 21st this year. The movie features Sohal Ali Khan and Vir Das in the lead.
Bhandarkar made his directorial debut with ‘Trishakti’ in 1999 and went on to direct several critically and commercially successful films. The Padma Shri awardee is known for his films like ‘Traffic Signal,’ ‘Chandni Bar’ and ‘Page 3’ that won him the National Film Award. The popular drama film, ‘Fashion’ in 2008 also garnered him several accolades including Filmfare Awards nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay.