It was the 17th of May 2014, when the results of the general elections polls 2014 almost decimated the British-inherited era of Congress Raj. The manner Modi did that was so powerful that the ecosystem of ‘oh-so-eminent’ Leftist journalists, writers, filmmakers, professors and artists that was being skilfully nurtured by the Nehru dynasty for decades against the alms thrown at them got the shock of its lifetime.
Latest topic to have joined their list of ‘self-engineered controversies’ is the 63rd National Film Awards ceremony. The prestigious awards this year were announced on the 28th of March, while the award ceremony was held a few days back on the 3rd of May.
Though nothing is happening during the regime of this government that the Leftist gang of intellectuals doesn’t have an issue with, there are prominently a few points they seem to have been hit the worst by, and that too is not without a reason. Let’s have a look at them one by one.
- Baahubali being bestowed with the Golden Lotus (Swarna Kamal) Award for being named the ‘Best Feature Film’ of this year. Well, it’s no secret that Baahubali, the biggest magnum opus we saw in the year 2015 transcended the barriers of language and region, and did exceedingly well in all Telugu, Tamil and Hindi versions at the box office. But actually it was not only its box office success that made it Baahubali. The screenplay, characterization, visual composition, special effects and the grandeur of passion that Rajamouli SS took to direct it actually made it that special for all of us. Actually, the film very clearly had references to the pre-Islamic Hindu-Buddhist India when the valorous hues of saffron used to adorn the royal flags of magnificent states like Mahishmathi. And that’s exactly where the anti-Hindu, anti-India sentiments of the Leftist gang got badly hurt. The film had not only been immodestly pronounced ‘masculinity porn’ and ‘regressive’ but also ‘racist and sexist’ (thanks to the much infamous Shobhaa De) by these eminent Leftist intellectuals and film critics. And that’s the simple reason that this film going on to win the coveted award is causing them such as deep pain. You can have a look at these two instances:
Killed by Baahubali: India’s National Film Awards have lost their art
ii. Why Baahubali, why not Visaaranai? A critic’s view of National Awards
- Bajirao Mastani winning the maximum (seven) number of awards. Perhaps for the first time in the B’town had somebody gained courage to portray the saga of Peshwa Bajirao, one of the greatest Hindu warriors this land has seen. Making a film upon a ‘Hindu’ king in itself was blasphemous for these ‘Secular Liberal’ intellectuals. And to add insult to their injury, the film was based upon Peshwa’s deeply enchanting love story with Mastani, a Muslim princess who was the daughter of the Bundela king Chhatrasal. No wonder, a ‘Leftist Intellectual’ film critic Deepra Dandekar writes in her write up published upon Kaafila.org, the well-known bastion of the Leftist-Jihadi viewpoints, “In that way he (Bhansali) wins solidarity among Hindutva brigands, who take pleasure in at least visually minoritizing “Muslims” either as enemies or as dispensable, foolishly romantic and second-class concubines within the nationalistic discourse of Hindutva; he also wins support among all those who produce the “become-‘good’-Muslims-or-else-model”. Bhansali floats this as a Mughal-Akbar-esque success formula for federally ambitious kingship wherein reversing love-jihaad may become a viable Hindu strategy.” (Link to the article is here)
- And at last but not the least, as if it were not enough coming from the leftist (self-styled) critics and journos alone, we do have somebody who himself has been bestowed with a National Award in the ceremony itself this year!! Yes, you heard it right! Gurvinder Singh, a ‘liberal’ filmmaker who had been recognized with three National Awards for his debut feature film in Punjabi ‘Anhe Ghore Da Daan’ for the year 2011, has been again honored with a ‘Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus) Award’ for a yet another Punjabi film titled ‘Chauthi Koot’. And do you want to know what Mr Singh feels about these awards? Well, the ‘much acclaimed film director’ sincerely believes that “National Awards are complete farce this year”, as reported by the Indian Express. He seems to have been very aptly explaining his own aesthetic credentials to the world, we guess.