The most recent Bollywood film to stir up controversy for “hurting the sentiments” and “portraying wrong facts” is 72 Hoorain. When 72 Hoorain’s first poster appeared online, it attracted a lot of attention. More religious and political leaders in Kashmir have now voiced their displeasure with the movie, despite the fact that many did so when it first came out. “It is terribly divisive and offends people’s sensibilities, particularly Muslims. This title won’t be accepted by us. Grand Mufti of Jammu and Kashmir Nasir ul Islam said, “Even this movie ought to be prohibited, and those who are producing these types of films should understand that such films are against amity and fraternity between the people.
A meeting on this “very sensitive issue” will be called, according to Islam. He continued, “We don’t want this debate to expand, so we’re going to bring it up with the Indian government. On this topic, all Muslim organisations shall be treated in confidentially. My advice to the film’s makers is that they recognise that Muslims are the second-largest population in India and that they have a right to live in peace, dignity, and honour. They should also be let to do so.
The movie, which is being co-produced by Ashoke Pandit and directed by Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan, will debut in Indian theatres on July 7. The lead actors are Pavan Malhotra and Aamir Bashir. English, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Punjabi, Bhojpuri, Kashmiri, and Assamese are among the ten languages in which the movie’s teaser will be released.
Imran Nabi Dar, a spokesman for the National Conference, stated that while the party supported freedom of expression, the producers of such films should recognise the distinction between freedom of expression and propaganda. These films, he continued, “cast a specific population in a negative light.
I believe that a decision needs to be made on this by Indians, notably the film certification board. They must determine whether these films genuinely aid in the knowledge of a certain topic in its entirety or merely present one side of the story to the audience.
He stated that “whether it be Hindu or Muslim,” the National Conference rejects all forms of anti-community propaganda. BJP politician and Jammu and Kashmir Waqf Board Chair Darakshan Andrabi claimed that the films are fictional creations made for financial gain. Life isn’t about movies and authors; it’s about how they go about performing their jobs and getting paid for them. “The filmmakers create things in such a way in order to go viral,” she remarked.
Such films “would not affect our lives or our country,” she continued. We must first view the movie in order to fully comprehend the context of it.