Delhi gangrape incident to be made into a movie soon
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The brutal gangrape and murder of a Delhi girl in December last year and its aftermath is the subject of an upcoming Bengali movie featuring veteran Soumitra Chatterjee and a host of debutant actors.
The film's director, Milan Bhowmik, said his film, named Nirbhaya, would deal with the street protests in the wake of the incident rather than focusing on the actual event.
"I have consciously made the film after the Delhi brave heart who can be our sister, daughter or friend. There have been protests, rallies, sit-ins, but my question is: Do these protests really make any difference to the lives of
hundreds and thousands of such girls out in the streets every day?" he said.
Asked why his film was named 'Nirbhaya', Bhowmik said that that was because the media had named her so to protect her identity.
"By naming the film Nirbhaya, I have sought to draw references from one particular incident which shook the psyche of entire India, and for that matter the whole world, and then broad base the theme to include other similar incidents happening every third minute across the country."
He ruled out that his film takes a dig at Rang De Basanti for ushering in the trend of candlelight protests in the country.
"Rang De Basanti was a great movie which stirred the youth of the country. But I have sought to probe in my film if candlelight protests actually contribute in changing the psyche of the perverts, the abusers of women and the criminals," says the director.
Soumitra, who is portraying the role of chief minister, said, "The subject is very crucial and important in today's society. But I won't dwell much about my character at this stage."
Bhowmik, who wanted to wrap up shooting in 40 days, denied he wanted to cash in on the brutal incident by taking up the subject in his film.