The Vivek Oberoi starrer Modi biopic has been running into problems time and again. Whether it’s related to the date of its release or the content of the film, the makers have been at loggerheads with the election commission every now and then.
This time, the dialogues of the film have been put to question by the Election Commission.
According to the Election Commission, the Modi biopic has several dialogues due to which the film seems to be a biased account on PM Modi’s life.
In a report submitted to the Supreme Court, the Election Commission has called the film “unabashedly unidimensional.”
The Election Commission has told the Supreme Court and I quote, ” The biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a “hagiography”, which treats the subject with undue reverence, and its public screening during poll campaign will “tilt the electoral balance.”
The Indian Express has cited several instances or dialogues from the film from the report submitted in the court which allegedly depicts the entire film as a tribute to Mr Modi and not a balanced account of the political scenario.
The dialogues are:
“Rashtravaad hi meri sampatti hai, janta hi mera dhan hai… sar uthega Tirange ke liye, awaaz uthegi awaam ke liye”
“Chawaalis saalon se ye baatein hi kiye jaa rahe hain. Laaton ke bhoot baaton se nahin mante. Seedha chetawani do Pakistan ko ki Kashmir chhodo varna hum tumhe tod denge.”
An ‘Indian Army Major’ says: “Apni toh bas ek hi baat hai ki ek din ek sachha mard Dilli ki kursi par baithe. Jis din usne hamare haath khol diye, un saalon ke ghar main ghus kar unhain maarenge”
‘Minister’: “Haan pagal ho gaya hoon aur mujhe pagal banaya Modi ne. Na khata hai, na khane deta hai. Na sota hai, na sone deta hai.”
‘Modi’: “Pakistan ko janm kisne diya? 1947 main akhand Bharat ke tukde-tukde kis party ne kiye? Agar Nehru ji ki jagah Sardar Patel PM hote, toh na hum Cheen ki ladaai haarte, na aadha Kashmir Pakistan ke pass hota, aur na hi aatankwaad ki wajah se humare veer sipahiyon ke dar sarhad pe katate .”
As per the report submitted by the Election Commission to the apex court:
“The committee is of the considered view that the public screening of the movie ‘PM Narendra Modi’ during the period of model code of conduct will tilt the electoral balance of the particular political party, therefore, the public screening of the movie ‘PM Narendra Modi’ should not be allowed till last date of poll on 19 May in the ongoing elections.”
The Election Commission has also observed that there are several scenes depicting a major opposition party as corrupt and showing them in poor light. Their leaders have been depicted in such a manner that their identification is clear and obvious to the viewers.