Sunday, August 5, 2018

Movie Review: Mulk

Yesterday I watched the movie mulk and I decided to write a review but I found that my brother has already conveyed the message I was planning to do.

Date: 4th August 2018
Yesterday a movie named ‘Mulk’ was released which is written and directed by Anubhav Sinha. The Movie is based on a perspective which almost Indians (Typically Hindus) have in their mind, ‘All Muslims are terrorists.’

MULK is the story of a family facing an extreme crisis when one of their own is accused of being a terrorist. Murad Ali Mohammed (Rishi Kapoor) is a respected lawyer in Varanasi and he lives there in an almost century-old building with wife Badi Tabassum (Neena Gupta), brother Bilal (Manoj Pahwa), Bilal’s wife Choti Tabassum (Prachee Shah Paandya), Bilal’s daughter Aayat (Vartika Singh) and Bilal’s son Shahid (Prateik Babbar). The Mohammeds are planning a grand party on the occasion of Murad Ali’s 65th birthday. His daughter in law Aarti (Taapsee Pannu), married to his son Aftab (Indraneil Sengupta) comes from London and surprises them. On the same day as Murad Ali’s birthday, Shahid leaves at night under the pretext of watching a cricket match at Kanpur. Unknown to the family, he has been brainwashed and he carries out a bomb blast in Allahabad, killing 16 people. Shahid is spotted in the CCTV footage and a hunt begins for him. He’s finally found and is eliminated by officer Danish Javed (Rajat Kapoor). For the Mohammed family, the world comes crashing down. Bilal is accused of helping out Shahid with the terror attack and is arrested. What happens next forms the rest of the film.

But if someone asks me to write beyond the films then there are many points to tell. I would like to go back in History when Mughal came to India to conquer power, but from the books and communication, we Hindus always learn that they came to spread their religion which is wrong. When I argue like this then people told me that, ‘Then why they destroyed our temples?’ So, for this question, I would like to say that, ‘They were our Hindu kings who always hid their looted treasures in temples and those Mughals want that gold for their needy people even they don’t know about our religion then how can they identified our temples?’ I don’t want to write more about this but yes, initially in British era we were divided into Two religion and four cast.

Religion was: Hindu and Muslim

The cast was: Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya, and Sudra

Then after independence, many politicians came and divided us into many casts i.e.  Dalit, Brahmin, Rajput, Jat, Maratha, Punjabi, Marwari and so on. Here also we don’t have any problem but now, they are dividing us into sub-casts like in Dalit – Upper Dalit and Lower Dalit, Brahmin itself has 267 sub cast and others also have same.

Now the problem is, in every election, these politicians came with the point of “They and Us” but actually there is no “They and Us but it is We” which is written in Preamble of Constitution. Here I would like to quote the supreme court adopted the definition of terrorism which is adopted in 2003,
 “defin[ing] acts of terrorism veritably as ‘peacetime equivalents of war crimes.’ The now lapsed Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act specified the following definition of terrorism:
Whoever with intent to overawe the Government as by law established or to strike terror in the people or any section of the people or to alienate any section of the people or to adversely affect the harmony amongst different sections of the people does any act or thing by using bombs, dynamite or other explosive substances or inflammable substances or lethal weapons or poisons or noxious gases or other chemicals or by any other substances (whether biological or otherwise) of a hazardous nature in such a manner as to cause, or as is likely to cause, death of, or injuries to, any person or persons or loss of, or damage to, or destruction of, property or disruption of any supplies or services essential to the life of the community, or detains any person and threatens to kill or injure such person in order to compel the Government or any other person to do or abstain from doing any act, commits a terrorist act.
And according to this, I think every politician who is trying to divide us, causing social strikes on our mindset and doing the mass killing for the sake of Power is terrorist, so if we take the national emergency or the Gujarat riots or The Babari case all are terror activity.

In this movie, Mr. Abhinav Sinha just tried to convey that, ‘Don’t be silly and waste your nationalism for those politicians who can never be yours, they just want power. Help everyone because everyone is a human being. Solve your problems by discussion not by war because we born to make the better world not the bruttel world.’

Thank You
Abhijeet Mehta

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