Many bollywood movies have been made based on politics. Most of these can be found to be moreover works of fiction. But, there are certain flicks those are too straight on their approach. Given below are 5 movies, which an ardent Indian National Congress or Gandhi family supporter may not like.
Legends of Bhagat Singh:
Raj Kumar Santoshi makes movies after a lot of hard work. If you want to realise about the same, do watch Ajay Devgan starrer Legends of Bhagat Singh. It’s not a typical bollywood movie dealing with emotions or commercial factors. Rather, the director has taken insider’s dig on the life of Bhagat Singh. Well, if you are a Congress supporter, you may not like it too much. This is so as the movie shows Bhagat Singh was never satisfied about Congress’s approach towards the movie. In fact, Bhagat Singh could have been saved had Gandhi tried wholeheartedly.
Ace director, national award winner Madhur Bhandarkar’s recent release Indu Sarkar was hugely opposed by the Indian National Congress. In fact, the party members had gone violent against the movie. Not just direction, Madhur is the director and co-writer of the movie as well. Needless is to say that the movie is based on the emergency period of 19 months, spanning from 1975 to 1977. It stars Kruti Kulhari, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Anupam Kher, and Tota Roy Chowdhary in various roles.
Gandhi, My Father:
Needless is to say that the lion’s part of Indian Congress supporters are the blind supporters of Mahatma Gandhi. Now, as the movie Gandhi (My Father) has shown the other side of Gandhi’s life, especially about his son’s life, many Gandhi fans may not like. Akshaye Khanna as Mahatma Gandhi’s son Harilal Gandhi is simply commendable. Renowned actor Anil Kapoor is the producer of the movie. It has been directed by Feroz Abbas Khan.
Kissa Kursi Ka
The movie released on 1977 takes a satirical dig at the lives of Indira Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi. It was directed by Amrit Nahata. In fact, it’s called as the first political spoof in bollywood. To be specific, the dialogues like “Sir, give this young man the license to manufacture small cars because he learnt it in his mother’s womb” had made a lot of fuss. It stars Shabana Azmi and Raj Babbar in leads.
But, the movie was never released due to the Congress government’s dictatorship.
Aandhi in 1975 is another movie that was banned by Indira Gandhi. Indira Gandhi had imposed emergency during that period. Suchitra Sen was the lead character in the movie, and had simply lived it. Especially, her get-up was up to the mark. Starting from the greay hair streak to Sari wearing fashion, everything was quite equivalent to Indira Gandhi. The movie showing the lead actress taking drinks and smoking created much more controversies around it, and protest from the Congress supporters. The movie was initially banned. But, when Janta party came in to power in 1977, they re-released it, and in fact telecasted on national television.
The Accidental Prime Minister:
If you are waiting for any more movies in coming days, watch out for “The Accidental Prime Minister” having Anupam Kher in lead. Kher looks striking similar to Manmohan Singh in the movie. Vijay Gutte is the director of the movie, and has been written by Hansal Mehta.