Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan’s 72 Hoorain teaser, which sets the tone for the “dark comedy” the film’s creators are calling it, depicts radicalization in full swing. Rasheed Naz, a late Pakistani actor, plays Sadiq Saeed in the film. In the film Khuda Ke Liye, Naz famously starred as the film’s namesake.
With the release of the trailer for 72 Hoorain, producer Ashok Pandit took to Twitter to announce, “As promised, we are bringing to you the first look of our film 72 Hoorain. I have faith that you will enjoy it. What if you met a violent death instead of the 72 virgins promised by your terrorist role models? Here’s the first trailer for my new movie, which opens on July 7!
As promised presenting to you the first look of our film #72Hoorain .— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) June 4, 2023
I am sure you will like it .
What if you end up dying a brutal death instead of meeting 72 virgins, as assured by terrorist mentors? Presenting the first look of my upcoming film “72 Hoorain”. The film is… pic.twitter.com/hsbGkIxrhb
The film has been criticized for “besmirching an entire religion,” “Islamophobia,” and “reinstating dangerous stereotypes.” bout Muslims ever since its trailer was released. It premiered at the 2019 International Film Festival of India (IFFI). He received an honorable mention for the ICFT-UNESCO Gandhi Medal.
The film 72 Hoorain, starring Pavan Malhotra and Aamir Bashir, explores the repercussions of religious extremism. Chauhan, who also edited the film, said it demonstrates a “tragic reminder of the power of manipulation” and the “urgent need to address the root causes of terrorism,” as reported by Zoom TV. The attackers’ slow mental poisoning of their victims turns them into suicide bombers.
The teaser remembers the “religious fanatics” who were responsible for many terrorist attacks in the past. Bin Laden, Ajmal Kasab, Yakub Memon, Masood Azhar, Hafiz Saeed, and Sadiq Saeed all make appearances. It’s interesting that the World Trade Centre attack, which actually occurred in 2008, is listed as having occurred in 2011. Many critics are making fun of the low bar set by the film’s lack of fact-checking on such a delicate subject. Others have also spoken out against this Islamophobia.
“They were in such a hurry to make this film that they mentioned the date wrong,” a tweep joked. Another user posted, “Islamophobia = Hollywood.” They went on to say that “hatred and Islamophobia started in India as a result of the Indian film industry.” Added to that: “One more propaganda film… lakh bura chahe tho kya hoga wohi hoga jo manzure Khudha hoga…” tweeted another. The individual who coined the term “Hindu Raj rebooting” Another person moaned, “India has become the hub of Islamophobia. What a jerk Ashok Pandit is.