2019 has opened with a bang. Two of the most anticipated releases of the year, ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ and ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ have released in the theatres, and have invoked immense love from the masses. Despite the left-liberal critics bombarding the movies with biased and unfavorable reviews, the audience was unfazed, as they echoed some of the iconic dialogues of the two movies while giving thumbs up to both.
However, as the films await their fate at the box office, their very release and the positive reviews from the audience suggest clearly that this is the first major step in presenting an alternative narrative to most of the cinema-goers. Often we have complained about the lack of quality right-wing movies that are not only unapologetic in their terms of coverage but are also free from the malice and propaganda usually peddled by the left liberals.
It isn’t that Uri and The Accidental Prime Minister are the first projects of this nature. There have been right-wing movies that have released before as well. However, either they didn’t hit the right note, or lacked the parameters that made the left liberals critical as well as popular successes, such as ‘Zakhm’, ‘PK’ etc. We all know what was the actual fate of ‘Buddha in a Traffic Jam’ and ‘Indu Sarkar’.
However, the story changed last year, with the release of the much delayed ‘Parmanu’. Initially touted to have clashed with ‘Padmaavat’ in December, ‘Parmanu’, based on the Operation Shakti of 1998, was plagued with forced delays and could release only in late May. To make the matters worse, film critics bashed this movie at will, with ‘The Wire’ even going on to say that ‘Parmanu is a nationalist drama that ends like a horror film’.
However, despite a few flaws, ‘Parmanu’ was a brilliant effort into giving alternative cinema the deserved takeoff, and people soon saw through the lies peddled by the left-liberal critics. Impressive content, followed by strong word of mouth, made ‘Parmanu’ an unprecedented box office success, despite competing with high profile left liberal movies like ‘Veere Di Wedding’.
Propelled by the success, John Abraham has agreed to star in the movie ‘Batla House’, which is a controversial take on the Batla House encounter, which compelled the then Congress-led UPA government to peddle the hoax of ‘Saffon Terror’. As such, ‘Uri’ and ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ is just one step further by Bollywood into providing authentic content through right-wing movies with an unapologetic and non-diplomatic approach.
Also, this is not the end. While the biopic on Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat, titled ’72 Hours’ is up for release next week, the liberals have much to fear, as ‘Thackeray’ is up for a Republic Day release, along with ‘Manikarnika’. If this isn’t enough to make the left liberals hysteric, Vivek Agnihotri is up with his next project ‘The Tashkent Files’. R Madhavan is sharpening his sword with the upcoming project ‘Rocketry’, while Paresh Rawal and Vivek Oberoi are up and ready with their respective biopics on PM Modi. It’s payback time for the right-wingers, and the left-liberals will surely not love it.
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