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Pak film dropped from Mumbai Film Festival


Mumbai:  Pakistani film Jago Hua Savera (Day Shall Dawn) has been dropped from the list of films to be screened at the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) Festival amid political tension, built up in the country following the Uri terror attack, reports said.

The 1948 film was part of the festival’s section featuring restored classics, which will screen an eclectic array of international and Indian titles.

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According to a report in the Indian Express, Mumbai-based social organization Sangharsh Foundation opposed the screening of Jago Hua Savera and wrote to the police seeking permission to protest against the film.

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In a media statement on Monday, festival organizers said: “Given the current situation, the Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival with Star has decided not to program Jago Hua Savera as part of the Restored Classics Section.”

Directed by A. J. Kardar, Jago Hua Savera put Pakistan on the international map. It portrays the lives of fishermen in East Pakistan, which eventually became the independent country of Bangladesh in 1971.

India Blooms News Service


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