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Madhur Bhandarkar's latest 'Indu Sarkar' – a throwback on the 1975 Emergency
Director Madhur Bhandar is famous for his unique brand of cinema which has more affinity with real life. And his latest film 'Indu Sarkar' which is set in the backdrop of the 1975 Emergency, is no different.

The film recently made headlines after Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam demanded to watch the movie before it was sent to the CBFC for final approval and subsequent release.

However, the National Award winning director has refused to show the film to any political party. Bhandarkar maintains that he has no affinity towards any political party and he also does not wish to promote any political agenda.

He said that merely supporting PM Modi "as a great political leader" does not make him "pro-BJP or anti-Congressi".

Indu Sarkar is based on the Emergency era (June 25, 1975 to March 21, 1977) with lead characters of the film loosely based on late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her son Sanjay Gandhi.

While actress Supriya Vinod would be seen in a character closely resembling Indira Gandhi, Neil Nitin Mukesh plays a character inspired by Sanjay Gandhi. Veteran actor Anupam Kher also stars in Indu Sarkar portraying the role of an underground leader.

The film follows the life of a poet, played by actress Kirti Kulhari, who rebels against the Emergency, which her husband is a staunch supporter of. So, under the same roof, two individuals co-exist who have conflicting ideologies, and that's what forms the crux of the story.

Bhandarkar's film is already causing tremors in the political corridors of Delhi with a Congress representative announcing a cash prize for anyone who would blacken the filmmaker's face.

As part of research for the movie, Madhur Bhandarkar went through a lot of books written on the era and also met people who were either jailed during the Emergency or affected by it in some way or the other. Indu Sarkar is scheduled for release on July 28.

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