Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar who is known for making realistic and unconventional movies is all set to start off with his next venture “Indu Sarkar”, which will hit the cinemas on July 21.
"It's an Emergency! Your date with an important chapter from post independence history of India, 'Indu Sarkar' releases on July 21 2017," Bhandarkar tweeted on Tuesday.
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) April 4, 2017
The movie is reportedly based on the Emergency era, a 21-month period from 1975 to 1977, when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency across the country. It features Anupam Kher, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Kirti Kulhari and Bengali actor Tota Roy Chowdhury.
Earlier Madhur had said, "'Indu Sarkar' is definitely on Emergency. One should wait for the trailers to know the political reaction about it. 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”.
A recipient of the Padma Shri, Bhandarkar is known for his socially relevant films like "Traffic Signal", "Chandni Bar", "Fashion" and "Page 3". He feels youth will be eager to watch "Indu Sarkar"