I just finished watching Firaaq.. And I loved the film.. And I think it was made perfectly.. Coz I believe that We have to take a side to make effective cinema. Simply!
I won’t say that hindus didnt suffer in Gurjat.. neither does the film maker..
If the film maker decides to show one side of the coin.. its her choice.. only, she made sure that the other side is not just blackened.. she showed the bad side as well as good side of ‘common’ man… she showed the house maker who is traumatized by all of it.. she showed that friendship is beyond everything.. even in those darkened times.. and she showed the utter stupidity of men..
The muslim youth didnt care about the little kid who was orphan.. they were no heroes.. And they fought within themselves .. when they did get the gun.. selfish mutants!
May be some political motive was there in releasing it during election time.. or may be they were just banking on the fact that interest wud be generated if its released at such time.. the bottom line is that .. It is truthfully made movie.. even though not much of the violence is shown.. it leaves us with no doubt that yes.. violence was done.. and very badly!
And now if anyone can take the challenge and make a movie on how hindus suffered in the riots.. I will be more impressed.. coz it is also true that.. this side of the story also needs to be told 🙂