After the revocation of Article 370 was confirmed, filmmakers and producers from across the country were seen thronging the offices of Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association (IMPPA), Producers Guild of India, Indian Film TV Producers Council among other concerning bodies to register film titles around the same article.
After Anubhav Sinha’s Article 15 created buzz, several members of the film community have booked names around titles like Article 370, Article 35A and Kashmir Hamara Hai.
According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, over 50 titles pertaining to the historical move- Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill 2019 that approved the resolution to revoke Article 370 from the state-have been registered at various Hindi film bodies. “Taking a cue from the success of (Anubhav Sinha’s recently released Ayushmann Khurrana starrer) Article 15, the titles Article 370 and Article 35A are the first choice of most filmmakers. The associations have received at least 25-30 applications for them,” revealed a source close to the daily. Titles like Kashmir Mein Tiranga, Kashmir Hamara Hai, Dhara 370 and Dhara 35A have been opted by those who are more theatrically-inclined, it was reported.
Anand Pandit, producer of PM Narendra Modi biopic starring Vivek Oberoi, told the portal that he had registered the titles Article 370 and Article 35A a month ago. “I wanted to explore why one state was granted such privileges. But after the historic redrawing of our map by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi, I have just found the perfect ending for my film. From a film based on history, it is now going to be a historic film, ” he added.
After Pakistan’s attack on CRPF personnel in Pulwama in February and Indian Air Force’s strike at Balakot on February 26 as response, producers had rushed to film bodies’ offices to register film titles around the same. And after Uri: The Surgical Strike, filmmakers found more cause to register names like Pulwama: The Deadly Attack, Surgical Strike 2.0, Balakot and Pulwama Attacks.