Where is freedom?; Three films released on the same day are threatened with boycott

Kozhikode: Even as the country moves towards its 75th year of independence, freedom of expression is on the sidelines. Three films that were released in theaters on Thursday faced the threat of boycott. Apart from Kunchacko Boban’s ‘Nna Than Kes Kod’, the Aamir Khan film ‘Lalsingh Chadha’ and Akshay Kumar’s ‘Rakshabandhan’ are being campaigned with intolerance.

With the movie ‘Nna Than Case Kod’, Malayalam also saw the same form of boycott threat that Bollywood is used to seeing. From the cast’s religion and politics to the film’s theme, it is moving towards boycott threats and campaigns.

Earlier, similar calls were raised against Bollywood films like ‘Padmaavat’, Taapsee Pannu starrer ‘Thappad’, Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘My Name Is Khan’, Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’, ‘Dangal’ and Deepika Padukone’s ‘Chapaak’.

Taapsee Pannu starrer ‘Thappadi’ was boycotted because of her participation in the Citizenship Amendment Act. JNU Sangh Parivar organizations have called for a boycott of ‘Chapak’ after Deepika Padukone expressed solidarity with the strike.

Lalsingh Chadha

A campaign called ‘Boycott Lalsingh Chadha, Boycott Aamir Khan’ was held against the Hindi version of the 1994 superhit Hollywood film Forrest Gump. In a 2015 interview, Aamir Khan had said that although our country is very tolerant, some people spread hate. It is after this that Sangh Parivar organizations start threatening Aamir Khan’s films.

Raksha Bandhan

Sangh Parivar organizations have started a boycott campaign against Akshay Kumar’s ‘Raksha Bandha’. The provocation is that the screenwriter of the film, Kanika Dhillon, is a constant critic of the Modi government. Central Government’s CAA The campaign highlights Kanika’s old tweets on issues like law and cow politics.

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