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Madhur Bhandarkar’s upcoming film 'Indu Sarkar' talks about 1975 Emergency

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar who is known foe making realistic and unconventional movies is all set to start off with his next venture “Indu Sarkar”. The film displays Emergency to today's generation who are unaware about

India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [Published on:19 Feb 2017, 10:32 AM IST]
Madhur Bhandarkar
Madhur Bhandarkar

Filmmaker  Madhur Bhandarkar who is known foe making realistic and unconventional movies is all set to start off with his next venture “Indu Sarkar”. The film displays Emergency to today's generation who are unaware about the happenings in 1975, the director recently said.

"'Indu Sarkar' is definitely on Emergency. One should wait for the trailers to know the political reaction about it," Madhur told media on the sidelines of '7th National 

Science Festival & Competition' valedictory session here. "I travelled back 42 years and the shoots were wrapped up in 41 day time. The film talks about how freedom of expression and civil liberties were suppressed during those times. Emergency is a subject which today's generation does not know," Madhur said. 

"We have a whole set-up of Delhi in 1975. We have recreated Chandni Chowk. We have collected so much materials! 

From radio, to typewriter to automobiles of that era. It was a very human story with which I have added fiction," Madhur said. 

The director said "Indu Sarkar" is different from his earlier movies. 

"My earlier films dwelt on current affairs but 'Indu Sarkar' rewinds to 1975," said Bhandarkar, who is best known for directing films like "Chandni Bar" and "Page 3". 

About reports of banning Bangladeshi filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki's "No Bed of Roses", starring and co-produced by India actor Irrfan Khan, Madhur said, "I feel a film should not be banned after being cleared by the Censor Board. 

"I am against this. No point in banning films after Censors see the work and it is cleared," he said about the film which is reportedly inspired by late Bangladeshi writer and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed's life. 

"Even my films have ben banned in past. My 'CalendarGirls' had been banned in Pakistan. ? feel sorry for film makers," he said.

(With PTI Inputs)