With Article 370 revoked, an IMMPA representative confirmed that fillmmakers are rushing to grab film titles related to Pulwama attacks, Balakot strikes, and the scrapping of the article. Filmmakers are now rushing to get film titles that relate to the decision.
Here are some of the applications (for film titles) that have been received.
‘Article 370’, ‘Article 35A’, ‘Kashmir Hamara Hai’, Dhara 370 and Dhara 35A (hindi translations), Abhinandan, India Strikes Back, Zero Mercy Pulwama, Josh Is High and others, as reported by Quint.
I HAVE WOKEN UP IN NY TO THE BEST NEWS OF MY LIFE ABOUT KASHMIR. AND ON THE DAY MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY #LessonsLifeTaughtMeUnknowingly RELEASES! WHAT BETTER GIFT LIFE STORY OF A KASHMIRI BOY COULD GET. THANK YOU GOD, #GovtOfIndia, PM @narendramodi, @AmitShah. CONGRATULATIONS INDIA.🇮🇳🇮🇳
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) August 5, 2019
In the past also, when India had conducted retaliatory air strikes on Pakistan following the Pulwama attack, there was a rush to register titles with Indian Motion Pictures’ Producers’ Association (IMMPA).
Filmmakers are always looking for different ideas for their films, and if theme relates to Kashmir, filmmakers can always give the film a patriotic flavour.
The massive success of Uri: The Surgical Strike is another reason why filmmakers are rushing to make films related to Kashmir; it has the potential to set the cash registers ringing at the box office, if it strikes a cord with the Indian audience.
Several Bollywood films were scheduled to shoot in Kashmir over the next few months, but with the abrogation of Article 370, the filmmakers have decided to put their film shoots on hold for now (anticipatig trouble).
Also Read: Films shot in Kashmir.
The Indian government revoked Article 370 of the Constitution which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and also announced its decision to split the region into two Union territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.