Directed by – Anurag Kashyap
Produced by – Arjun Bagga, Arindam Mitra
- Kay Kay Menon
- Pavan Malhotra
- Aditya Srivastava
- Kishore Kadam
- Gajraj Rao
- Zakir Hussain
- Dibyendu Bhattacharya
- First of all it’s not a review of the movie. It’s more about realization of few important thoughts which ‘We The People” needs to understand.
- The movie was released in way back 2004. I recently watched it and found a masterpiece. The movie is based on a book by S. Hussein Zaidi. I remember when the movie was released I was reluctant to watch it because it was like “re- living the most horrendous moments of 1993 blasts”
- The film has depicted some of the facts in a nerve wrecking way. Some of the dialogues have so much deep meaning to it. I still remember 1993 Mumai Blasts, though I was a kid.
- But still you can comprehend when your country goes through a disastrous and painful incident. It left the whole country numb. Needless to say, it’s a contentious issue to portrait.
- The issue required the director and the writer – to bring out the emotions and pain of both the Muslims and Hindus. One aspect of the movie represents the very fact on how terrorists groups take advantage of jobless people.
- When an individual goes through tough times where they dont have any funds to even survive. Sometimes situations make them fragile and as a result anyone can brainwash their mind. Especially, for young people who become vulnerable and look for options that can provide them financial help for their family.
- All the characters of the movie have given an outstanding performance. The writers and the director of the movie have studied the incidents before the the blasts when communal riots happened and also the aftermath of the blasts.
- The view point of Hindu’s religious communities and Muslim immigrants are shared without any bias feeling. The “Babri Masjid” incident and the brutal killings of thousands of innocent civilians make you numb.
- One incident in the movie which says it all is when one of the terrorists gets arrested and then starts defending his actions by saying that it’s a “jihad” i.e the power of God have influenced us to commit the attack against Hindu’s. Then Kay Kay menon who is the inspector in the movie says. If Allah was with you then you would never have got caught.
It’ so true, as it’s a fact that some of the Muslim terrorists groups shield themselves by labeling their attacks as “Jihad”.
Vibs:- Reply to your comments.
- One of the main reason of the communal riots is because the political parties also benefit from it. Therefore, they don’t do anything to gain a control on the whole situation. Actually, we can’t solely blame anyone for the riots. There are many factors that needz to be studied. For example:-
- Some people have a belief that whatever is happening is justified from their point of view. Due to the fact that in the past either of the party (hindus or muslims) faced injustice. ( Both muslims and hindus have their justifications and stories when they suffered). Whenever I talk abou this with anyone – all they come up with is ” They also did this n dat in the past” So it has become a kind of revenge on other religionz.
- Second of all, there are certain section of people ( both muslim and hindus) who literally oppose the attacks against any religion but they are too afraid to come forward and share their opinions.
- For instance, muslims are being treated with suspicion everywhere, whether its in India or Abroad. Not all muslims are terrorists and there are some genuine muslims who are peacemakers/peacekeepers.
- But the point is “every terrorists always turn out to be a muslim”, that’s why muslims always fall in the category of mistrust. And “We the People” you and me are helpless every time we witness some or the other kind of religious violence. Sometimes, I feel remorseful for Muslims that they get unfaur treatment.