Madhur Bhandarkar is back with another sensational story! And just like his earlier films like Calendar Girls, Heroine and Page 3, his upcoming Bollywood movie, Indu Sarkar has also gone through a lengthy battle with the Censor board of Film Certification to finally see the light of day. Starring Neil Nitin Mukesh, Kirti Kulhari of Pink fame and Anupam Kher in lead roles, Indu Sarkar is set in the era of Emergency in India, during Indira Gandhi’s rule. The film will be released this Friday with some cuts suggested by the Censor Board of Film Certification.
Source – Indian Express
Last month, when the trailer of the film was released, it created quite a buzz amongst the viewers. The fast-paced and gritty trailer started with the announcement of Emergency in the country that baffled the entire nation and its repercussions were what that follows in the two and a half-minute clip. The movie is based on a 21-month long period from 1975 to 1977 when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency across India. It was during this period when Sanjay Gandhi came to the forefront and ordered castration compulsory to control the population of the country. This created an ambience of terror and chaos. The interesting storyline and thick plot are the highlight of the film. Neil Nitin Mukesh as Sanjay Gandhi is just incredible. For the first time the composers Anu Malik and Bappi Lahiri have joined hands to create music, for Indu Sarkar.
Source – Deccan Chronicle
Madhur Bhandarkar has quite a reputation with the censor board. Almost every film of his has to go through a tussle with the board for certification. Now since Indu Sarkar is set in the sensitive era of Emergency under Indira Gandhi government, it was bound to have an issue with the censor board. The board wanted few cuts from the movie and an NOC from Congress party (as the film shows some of the party members in a bad light). After much drama and arguments, Bhandkar had to succumb to the Board’s suggestions and had to cut few scenes from the film. He also had to put a lengthy elaborate disclaimer at the start of the film claiming all the characters and events in the film are fictitious.
Indu Sarkar has been cleared by Censor Board under U/A certificate and the film is ready to hit the theatres this Friday!