The Indian film industry is no stranger to controversy, and once again, a new film has sparked a heated debate. ’72 Hoor’, directed by Sanjay Puran Singh, has garnered attention due to its thought-provoking subject matter. With the release of the film’s first look teaser, the controversy surrounding it has only intensified. In this article, we delve into the details of ’72 Hoor’ and explore the viewpoints of the director and co-producer.
Teaser and Controversial Elements:
The teaser of ’72 Hoor’ showcases prominent figures such as Osama Bin Laden, Ajmal Kasab, Yakub Menon, Masood Azhar, and Hafiz Saeed. In the background, a voiceover proclaims, “The path of Jihad you have chosen will lead you straight to Jannah (Heaven), virgins will be yours forever.” This depiction has raised eyebrows and led to a heated discussion about the film’s intent and portrayal.
Director Sanjay Puran Singh explains that the film explores the process by which ordinary individuals are gradually indoctrinated and manipulated by terrorists. He highlights that suicide bombers are often brainwashed and fall under the spell of the promise of 72 virgins in the afterlife, leading them down a path of destruction. Singh aims to shed light on how prevailing beliefs and manipulation can tragically impact individuals and society as a whole.
Ashok Pandit, the co-producer of ’72 Hoor’, believes that the film will challenge existing societal beliefs. He emphasizes that the depicted elements are purely imaginative and divorced from reality. Pandit asserts that the film aims to confront the issue of children being coerced into acts of terrorism under the guise of jihad, which he sees as a form of brainwashing. ’72 Hoor’ intends to encourage viewers to question and critically examine such prevailing beliefs.
Release Details and Cast:
’72 Hoor’ is scheduled for release on July 7. The film features Pawan Malhotra and Aamir Bashir in leading roles. While the controversy surrounding the film has drawn attention, it remains to be seen how the audience will respond to its thought-provoking narrative.
’72 Hoor’ has entered the realm of controversy with its teaser, which showcases prominent figures associated with terrorism and references the promise of 72 virgins in the afterlife. Director Sanjay Puran Singh aims to explore the process of indoctrination and manipulation, urging viewers to reflect on the consequences of prevailing beliefs. Co-producer Ashok Pandit emphasizes that the film serves as a critique of the exploitation of religious beliefs for destructive purposes. As the release date approaches, audiences and critics alike eagerly await the film’s exploration of these contentious themes and its potential impact on societal dialogue.
Source: Hindustan Times Bangla