'Sardar Udham': A controversy has erupted over the censorship of Vicky Kaushal's Oscar-nominated film for portraying 'hate towards the British.'
ByFunAsia 27 Oct 2021 11:32 PM 130

The censorship of director Shoojit Sircar's historical picture 'Sardar Udham,' starring Vicky Kaushal, has sparked a debate.

According to sources, the censoring of the Oscar copy of the picture, as well as the reason for the film's rejection, has caused a commotion. The movie 'SardarUdham,' released earlier this month, was said to be one of many in the country vying for an Oscar nomination.

The jury chose PS Vinothraj's Tamil film 'Koozhangal' as India's official entry in the Best Foreign Film category.

Many people praised 'Sardar Udham' for its cinematic excellence. It includes camera work, editing, sound design, and depiction of the period. Sumit stated that "I believed the film's length was a problem. It has a climax that gets delayed. It takes a long time for a viewer to understand the anguish of the Jallianwala Bagh martyrs."

Indraadip Dasgupta went on to say that the movie is "a well-made production" with "great cinematography" that meets international standards. "However, it is a bit long and focuses on the Jallianwala Bagh tragedy. It's a sincere attempt to create a spectacular film about an unsung hero of India's independence movement. However, it reflects our contempt for the British in the process. “It is not fair to cling on to this animosity in this day of globalization,” Dasgupta stated.

It does not appear to have gone over well, with many claiming that the film solely depicts the 'facts' of the slaughter.

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