We will burn the screens... Muslim Groups speak against controversial film 'Hum Do Hamare Baarah'

The film "Hum Do Hamare Barah" was made to depict the status of Muslim women in society.

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Upon the release of the first teaser of the film "Hum Do Hamare Barah," a wave of controversy swept in, with Islamic fundamentalists expressing vehement outrage over its portrayal of Muslim women, and subsequently issuing death threats to the director and cast.

The teaser's unveiling stirred a storm among Islamic fundamentalists, who condemned its depiction of Muslim women in the film "Hum Do Hamare Barah." Various organisations promptly raised objections against the film's imminent release, directing their anger towards director Kamal Chandra, actor Annu Kapoor, and actress Aditi Dhiman, issuing stark warnings in response.

Yusuf Ansari, serving as the secretary of a prominent Muslim organisation, voiced concerns that the film could potentially tarnish the community's image and incite negative sentiments among Muslims. He adamantly declared that "Hum Do Hamare Barah" would not receive screening in any cinema hall, social media platform, or through posters in Maharashtra and Mumbai. Ansari questioned the filmmakers' intentions, pondering if they were deliberately provoking Hindu-Muslim tensions and diverting attention from pressing societal issues.

Furthermore, Ansari advocated for filmmakers to address genuine societal challenges, such as the plight of farmers during the lockdown or the repercussions of demonetization, instead of delving into contentious religious themes. He issued a stark warning, threatening to resort to extreme measures like burning theater screens if "Hum Do Hamare Barah" were to be showcased, believing that legal actions like filing an FIR would yield no effective response and might unfairly target Muslims.

With a tone of scepticism, Yusuf Ansari challenged the filmmakers' comprehension of Muslim realities, questioning their background and intentions in producing such content. He unequivocally stated that any attempt to exhibit the film in Mumbai and Maharashtra theaters would be met with severe consequences, emphasising a strong opposition to its portrayal of Muslim characters.