Ban film 'Why I Killed Gandhi', Maha Congress urges Uddhav Thackeray

Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS): The Maharashtra Congress on Monday urged Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to ban the film "Why I Killed Gandhi", set to release on various OTT platforms on January 30, the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's assassination.

Similarly, the All India Cine Workers Association has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding a total ban on the film, which ‘seeks to glorify Gandhiji's assassin Nathuram Godse, and its exhibition would shock the people'.

The film features Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Amol Kolhe in the role of Godse, sparking friction among the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi allies Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress since the past few days.

Shooting off a letter to CM Thackeray, state Congress President Nana Patole said Mahatma Gandhi's ideology of truth, peace and non-violence is respected all over the world and his death anniversary is observed globally as the day symbolising his teachings.

"If the film ‘Why I Killed Gandhi' is allowed to be released on the day of Gandhiji's assassination, it would give strength to the fascist forces. Hence, we request you to kindly order a ban on the movie," Patole said.

The AICWA sought a complete ban on the film's release as it seeks to "glorifies Godse, a traitor and killer of the Father of the Nation".

As the film ignited a massive controversy in state political circles last week, Kolhe said that he had acted in the film way back in 2017, and he had also informed the NCP leadership before leaving the Sena to join it.

Though the Congress has strongly opposed the film, the Shiv Sena has adopted a neutral stance, while the NCP feels it should be viewed creatively as a freedom of expression. The opposition BJP has said that there is nothing wrong if Kolhe plays the role of Godse.



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  • Joe, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 25 2022

    Please do not ban anything, let the public decide whether they want to watch the film or not, Indians are smart, they have made film makers loose their money latest example is 1983.

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    Tue, Jan 25 2022

    It is no surprise if Godse is declared as father of the nation at this rate. first of all it is released on his death anniversary glorifying Godse. The Godse loving cult is increasing and Ghandi fan is decreasing or silent.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 25 2022

    China, Japan and some other countries are far a head of our country in development or in all other sectors . But we are still digging our history to change the country. We need educated and literate persons to rule our country.

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  • Preetham, Farangipet

    Tue, Jan 25 2022

    Hope the film also depicts how Godse was brainwashed and later double-crossed by Savarkar.

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jan 25 2022

    Indian History is gonna change gradually incoming days under the supervision of Nagpur HQ. Heroes to turn into villains and villains to heroes.

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    Mon, Jan 24 2022

    Why does the killer of father of the Nation have so much respect and receive so much attention in the country? Why is he glorified by producing movie by justifying the reasons why he killed in the first place that too on the day Gandhi was assassinated? The heroes who sacrificed their lives for the cause of the country have no respect in the country? The movie must be banned no matter what it will tell the world

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  • Prabhu, DK/Canada

    Tue, Jan 25 2022

    If the movie is meant to be released as a propaganda tool, yes it should be censored. But if it shines light on the darker and communal facet of Indian society, it should be permitted so that get informed.

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