Neil Nitin Mukesh and Madhur Bhandarkar

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar’s upcoming film ‘Indu Sarkar’ is been in the headlines for a past couple of days. You must have heard of the protests going on because of the movie, which is hampering its promotional events. Madhur Bhandarkar, the director, had even tweeted along with a few pictures saying, “Congress workers hv barged in the Hotel lobby & created ruckus,me & team are stranded like hostages in hotel room. #pune activity cancelled.” [sic] If this was not enough, Central Board of Film Certification had put hurdles in the path of the movie by asking them to cut crucial portions, which Bhandarkar refused to and had appealed to the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT). And now, we have a latest update on the same. Looks like Bhandarkar is all set to have a victory of CBFC’s regressive policies.

As per a report in a leading daily, though the verdict of Tribunal is still awaited, the film is expected to certify with a few token cuts. The film is set against the backdrop of Emergency and due to the sensitive subject it has been facing a lot of issues from Congress workers about the film’s alleged anti-Gandhi content. (Also Read: Anupam Kher didn’t charge anything for ‘Indu Sarkar’, says Madhur Bhandarkar)


In fact, on Monday afternoon, a large group of Congress workers barged outside the CBFC office in Mumbai, demanding the film’s ban. Talking on this issue, CBFC chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani has said, “But we explained patiently to them that the film is no longer with us and that it’s gone to the Tribunal. The Congress protesters took this information sensibly. They submitted a memorandum asking for the film’s ban and left. Not once was the protestors’ attitude aggressive or overbearing.” [sic]

Let’s wait for more updates on it.

Talking about the film ‘Indu Sarkar’, it stars Kirti Kulhari, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Anupam Kher and Tota Roy Chowdhury in lead roles. The film is slated to release on July 28, 2017.