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Mulk director Sinha responds to suggestion his film could have dealt with communalism sensitively
MID-DAY (August 9, 2018)
Mulk director Anubhav Sinha says he was always keen to make a sensitive but accessible film with the Rishi Kapoor and Taapsee Pannu starrer. The film, which revolves around the plight of a Muslim family on trial in court, and in society, because their son is a terrorist, has won critical acclaim.
A large chunk of the film is set in a courtroom with the judge delivering a climactic speech, defining the message that the film hopes to deliver in these fractured times. “I wanted the audience to agree with him [judge], and I am hearing that people are standing and clapping in the final scene,” says Sinha, adding, “He has ended up representing the thought of people, which is a huge victory.”
Fortunately, Mulk has earned Rs 9.86 crore in four days since its release. Sinha, whose career has been chequered at best with films such as Tum Bin (2001) and Ra.One (2011)," said Mulk is his best offering. “Something must have shifted inside me that I changed as a filmmaker. Someone pointed out to me that I have started reading a lot over the past few years. Now, I will have to be more responsible.”