‘Indu Sarkar’ Trailer: Will Nihalani Ask for NOC From the Gandhis?

The intense trailer shows emergency violence & touches upon Sanjay Gandhi’s infamous sterilisation programme.

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Neil Nitin Mukesh as Sanjay Gandhi in <i>Indu Sarkar</i>. (Photo courtesy: YouTube/ BhandarkarEntertainment)

The theme was enough to stoke our curiosity. And now the trailer of Indu Sarkar, Madhur Bhandarkar’s upcoming film, looks more than promising. Set against the backdrop of the infamous 1975 emergency imposed during Indira Gandhi’s governance, the film revolves around a woman (played by Kirti Kulhari) who goes against husband and home to join protests against the political atrocities.

The most fascinating bits are of course the portrayal of Indira and Sanjay Gandhi, played by Supriya Vinod and Neil Nitin Mukesh respectively. Neil seems to have some of the best lines in the film and he has imbued his uncanny resemblance with Sanjay with a suave menace, which is simply delightful.

Watch the trailer here:

Kirti too seems to have put in another earnest performance after Pink as a timid-woman-with-a-speech-disability-turned-firecracker. Tota Roy Chowdhury and Anupam Kher also stand out.

What’s also interesting is the film seems to show quite a bit of the emergency violence and even touches upon Sanjay Gandhi’s infamous sterilisation programme. Quite the holy cow (ouch!) as far as depiction of Indian politics on screen goes. And that begs the question, will Pahlaj Nihalani ask Madhur Bhandarkar to get a NOC from Maneka, Varun, Sonia or Rahul Gandhi, considering the film portrays their late family members?

After all, he has asked for NOC for films / documentaries based on Manmohan Singh and Arvind Kejriwal.

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