IFFI jury head calls The Kashmir Recordsdata ‘vulgar propaganda’ on stage. Watch


The 53rd Worldwide Movie Competition of India ended with some controversial feedback on Monday. On the closing ceremony, jury head, Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid criticised Vivek Agnihotri’s Hindi movie The Kashmir Recordsdata on stage, calling it ‘propaganda’. (Canadian filmmaker says ‘hatemongering rubbish’ The Kashmir Recordsdata will likely be ’embarrassment to India’ if despatched to Oscars)

In his deal with to the viewers, Nadav stated, “We were, all of us, disturbed and shocked by the 15th film: The Kashmir Files. That felt to us like propaganda, vulgar movie, inappropriate for an artistic competitive section of such a prestigious film festival. I feel totally comfortable to share openly these feelings here with you on stage. Since the spirit of having a festival is to accept also a critical discussion which is essential for art and for life.”

The Kashmir Recordsdata was additionally screened on the competition final week. Kashmir Recordsdata is helmed by Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri. The movie, which was launched in theatres on March 11, revolves across the killings and exodus of Kashmiri Pandits in 1990 from the valley. Whereas the movie was a success in India, many have criticised it as effectively for its alleged propagandist tone.

Singapore even banned the movie assessing it to be “beyond” the city-state’s movie classification pointers. Based on reviews, the Singaporean authorities refused classification of the Hindi-language movie for “its provocative and one-sided portrayal of Muslims and the depictions of Hindus being persecuted in the on-going conflict in Kashmir”.

The Vivek Agnihotri-directed movie stars Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty and Pallavi Joshi in lead roles. In India, the film has been lauded by the ruling camp, together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union dwelling minister Amit Shah coming ahead to bathe reward on the performances and the content material. The movie was additionally declared tax-free in many of the BJP-ruled states.

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