Following its teaser launch and amidst ongoing controversies, the propaganda film ’72 Hoorain’ is scheduled for a special screening at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
JNU has a history of controversies surrounding the screening of impactful movies on its premises, and the inclusion of ’72 Hoorain’ is expected to further complicate the situation.
According to director Sanjay Puran, the film makes a serious statement about terrorism. He mentioned that while the movie trailer is not certified by the censor board, changes have been instructed by the board on July 27 before its release on August 28.
Past incidents of movie screening controversies have highlighted the polarizing nature of hard-hitting films and the diverse reactions they evoke. Despite this, the creators of ’72 Hoorain’ have taken a bold and resolute step in organizing a screening of the film at the university on Tuesday, July 4.
Prominent religious figure Maulana Sajid Rashid has previously voiced objections to ’72 Hoorain,’ accusing the filmmakers of distorting religious teachings and disrespecting the principles of faith.
Regarding the screening of ’72 Hoorain’ at JNU, the film’s makers have expressed that it presents a significant opportunity for Kashmiri Muslim students and others to share their thoughts and reactions to a movie that delves into the horrifying reality of terrorist camps.