The Bollywood film industry, which was once dubbed as the head of Indian cinema is now struggling to keep its place in the market. In th recent times, almost all the films ended up as disasters and with the new phenomenon Pan-India films encouraging South filmmakers to release their films in Hindi as well, it became tough for Bollywood.
During the patchy period, a small film with no big buzz and expectations had been released and took the box office by storm. The film had shown its impact to a level that even Bollywood hit machine Akshay Kumarâ€™s film was also washed out in the box-office fight.
The film is none other than The Kashmir Files, which traces the atrocities faced by the Kashmiri Pandits. The films offered hard-hitting scenes faced by the Pandits in the Kashmir valley. As the ruling BJP in the Centre had openly supported and announced benefits like tax concession and others, the left ecosystem had started attacking BJP alleging that the party is using the film for its benefits.
Leaders like Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Telangana Chief Minister KCR, and IT Minister KTR have come down severely on the saffron party over the film. KTR took a few steps and said that a few more such propaganda films are underway and might be released before the polls.
As a big blow to the film, Singapore had reportedly banned the film saying that it is against a community and has a one-sided narration of the Kashmir exodus. The authorities also reportedly said that the film shows Hindus were persecuted in the Kashmir valley.
The film might have been supported and encouraged by the BJP as the saffron party openly flaunts its Hindu ideology. But this cannot change the pain and humiliation faced by the Pandits in their own country. Leaving the valley fearing their lives is the worst one could ever experience.
On the other hand, Singapore is among the top Muslim-friendly destinations across the globe. As the film shows the Mulsim community in a bad light, the nation might have decided to ban the film to not hurt the feelings of the Muslim community.