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Should Deshdrohi be banned?
November 13, 2008
A B-grade film has suddenly become the talk of the town after the Maharashtra government banned it. In a sudden move on Wednesday, the state government banned Deshdrohi after it was deemed too provovative in light of the North Indian-MNS (Maharashtra Navnirma Sena) issue. The move came after a team of Mumbai police watched the film on November 8 and found out that it could potentially disturb the peace in the city of Mumbai.
The film starring Kamaal Khan (he is also the producer of the film), Gracy Singh [Images], Kadar Khan, Aman Verma and Hrishitaa Bhatt touches upon the sensitive migrant issue. In the film Kamaal Khan's character is beaten up in public places for being a 'bhaiyya' (North Indian) and is told to leave Mumbai. He retaliates by saying that he is an Indian first and all the freedom fighters who fought for the country never thought whether they were North Indians or South Indians but only as Indians.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Police Commissioner, Hasan Gafoor in particular found the film objectionable, and had alerted the government about it.
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