I am unfazed by the widespread criticism of his comments on Hindi films.”kashmir fileDirector of Israel and President of the IFFI International Jury Nadav Rapid He said he supports his statement because he “knows how to recognize propaganda disguised as a movie.”
reaction to the backlash he received for callingkashmir fileA “vulgar” “propaganda” film, Rapid said it was not a crime to make a bad film, Vivek Agnihotri The director is “vulgar, manipulative and violent”.
“It’s not a crime to make a bad film, but this is a very crude, manipulative and violent propaganda film,” Rapid said in an interview with Israeli newspaper Haaretz.
According to the filmmaker, he felt it was his “duty” to speak his mind as president of the International Jury. “The truth is that I, too, could not help but imagine a similar situation could arise in Israel in the near future, in which a foreign jury chief would have his I’m glad they’re willing to say what they see.In a way, I felt an obligation to the place that invited me.”
The award-winning filmmaker said,kashmir file‘ was screened in the Indian Panorama section of the Indian International Film Festival (IFFI) on 22nd November at the closing ceremony of the nine-day festival in Goa on Monday.
team ofkashmir fileSeveral BJP leaders including writer-director Agnihotri, stars Anupam Kher and Pallavi Joshi, Goa CM Pramod Sawant, Israeli Ambassador to India Naol Giron and Consul General of Midwestern India Kobi Shoshani panned Rapid. One of the judges, Sudipto Sen, said the statements expressed by the Israeli filmmaker were his “personal opinions”.
Rapid, known for his dissident views, argued:kashmir file‘ was “shoved into the official competition” of the festival. “We learned that the film had been pushed into the official competition of the festival due to political pressure … As a foreigner arriving there, I understand that it may be difficult for people living there to say I feel obligated to say something.
“In that context, I don’t believe in secrets and whispers. If you were asked to speak on stage, what would you talk about? Just the beaches you saw and the food you ate?” said the filmmaker.
“kashmir file‘ received both a bouquet and a brickbutt for depicting the escape of the Kashmiri Pandits during their struggle in the early 1990s when it was released March 11. This is his one of the biggest Hindi commercial successes of 2022.
When asked if he had a deep knowledge of the Kashmir conflict to draw such a conclusion, Rapid admitted, “Of course I didn’t know enough.” But he said, “You don’t have to watch a film by Leni Riefenstahl (the German filmmaker who glorified the Nazi Party) and be a great expert of the time to know what you’re looking at. I can,” he defended.
“There are subtle cases, but they are not. Rapid said his comments were “political” and not representative of his country.
Amid social media backlash and ground protests by Jammu’s Kashmir Pandits, the acclaimed director has the support of parliamentary leaders Supriya Shrinath, Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi, and actor Swara Bhaskar. I was. He claimed to have received hundreds of emails and messages from Indian cinema officials, saying that “they were happy with it” and that “what they believed was finally said”.
“I don’t think the Indian government is happy because this is a film that the Indian government encourages. But does the country only think about that government?” I don’t think so. is neither comfortable for the Indian government nor for the government being made in Israel, represented by the ambassador to the country,” Rapid argued.
There were also accusations from fellow Israeli filmmakers Dan Wolman and Lior Raz. Wolman directly asked Lapid to apologize for his remarks, but said his Raz, of “Fauda” fame, shouldn’t comment on issues they know little about. Asked if he would change anything about the way he expressed his opinions that led to the uproar, Rapid said he was invited to the festival as a director to speak about the film’s subject matter.
“I am not here to take any position regarding the conflict in Kashmir…” he said. Israeli News In a separate interview with his website Ynet, Rapid said on stage at his IFFI that the Indian Union Minister Anurag Takur and the Israeli ambassador “are fighting a similar enemy and are in a bad area”. Stated.
In response to Rapid’s allegations, Ambassador Gillon shared an open letter on Twitter on Tuesday, noting that the filmmakers had misquoted him. I understand that there is a need, but why did you say on (Israeli) Ynet news that the minister and I were on stage saying, “We are fighting a similar enemy, so there is no similarity in our country.” I don’t understand why he said, “There is a point.” I live in a bad neighborhood,” Guillon said.
“We talked about the similarities and closeness between the two countries. The minister talked about his visit to Israel. We talked about the fact that we grew up watching Indian films,” the envoy added. In an interview with Ynet, Lapid also said he shared his view at his closing ceremony with a lot of “discomfort and anxiety.”
“I knew this was an event that had a lot to do with the country, and everyone was standing there praising the government. Chairman, you are being treated very kindly and you come and attack the festival.There was anxiety and discomfort,” he said.
In a country that is increasingly losing its ability to speak the truth, “someone needs to speak up,” he said.
“When I saw this film, I couldn’t help but imagine the equivalent of Israel. It doesn’t exist, but it definitely could. It’s not because it’s not, it’s coming from a place that’s heading in this direction,” Rapid added.
https://www.firstpost.com/entertainment/israeli-filmmaker-nadav-lapid-on-the-kashmir-files-this-is-a-very-crude-manipulative-and-violent-propaganda-film-11726321.html “This is a very crude, manipulative and violent propaganda film” – Entertainment News, FirstPost