Filmmaker Prakash Jha does it again!
October 19, 2012 @ 00:00 am
After going after a certain over-privileged political family in Rajneeti to tackling corruption in Gangaajal, Jha has a whole new issue on his mind. Read on to know more:
Prakash Jha has always prescribed socio-political messages in the subtlest ways through his films, and when you do that you invite a lot of political and corporate flak. The case is the same for his latest film “Chakravyuk”; the film was screened at the London Film Festival and reports claim that the director got a 15 minute standing ovation, but the film is still to release in India and the filmmaker has already been alleged for defamation.
The film that has been produced by Eros International, due to release on the 24th of October, is Prakash Jha’s attempt to make the people of India engage with Naxalism which has been labeled as an “issue” rather than a cause for bridging the gap between the haves and the have not’s. As glamsham.com quoted the director as saying, "The worrying part is that the whole idea of Naxalism isn't relegated to the jungle anymore, it is coming to our neighborhood rather fast. It is not just important but also about time that this story is told."
On Wednesday, the Delhi High Court dealing with the case of defamation filed by shoemaker Bata gave its verdict in favour of the filmmaker. The song ‘Mehangai’ in its attempt to call upon public debate on the issue of unequal distribution of wealth has hurt the sentiments of those within the corporate circle. However, the court on considering the contextual setting of the song ended the proceedings by saying that the song was not defamatory.
Here is a sample from the song ‘Mehangai’ that was the cause of bedlam: “Birla ho ya Tata, Ambani ho ya Bata Sabne apne chakkar mein des ko hai kaata”. Nevertheless, from a director who has given Bollywood cinema some memorable souvenirs in the past, like ‘Gangajal’ and ‘Raajneeti’, it is nothing less than a privilege to see the same magic worked up again.
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