The 53rd Indian International Film Festival ended on Monday with controversial comments.During the closing ceremony, the chairman of the jury, Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid, was seen on stage by Vivek Agnihotri’s Hindi film Kashmir. File” was criticized as “propaganda”.
Addressing the audience, Nadav said: We felt that it was a propaganda and vulgar film, and that it did not deserve the art section of such a prestigious film festival. I feel very comfortable to be able to share that feeling openly with you here on stage. Because the spirit of the festival is to embrace the critical debate that is essential to art and life. ”
Singapore banned the film because it was deemed “exceeded” the city-state’s film classification guidelines. It reportedly refused to rate the film in Hindi because of its depiction of persecuted Hindus.It is directed by Vivek Agnihotri and stars Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty and Pallavi Joshi. In India, the ruling party, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Secretary Amit Shah, praised the film, praising its performance and content. The film has been declared tax-free in most BJP-controlled states.