Madhur Bhandarkar is a director who is known for his impeccable directorial skills when it comes to making ‘realistic’ films. He is the only filmmaker whose second film itself, ‘Chandni Bar’ earned a National Award and since then, the flow of National Awards and critical acclaim continued for many more films like ‘Page 3’, ‘Corporate’, ‘Fashion’, ‘Heroine’, ‘Aan: Men at Work’ and many more. His last film, ‘Indu Sarkar’ went through a lot of complications and controversies as it was based on the Emergency period that started in the year, 1975. One of the leading political parties took offense to the whole film and there were conversations of burning Madhur’s poster and not letting the film release.
However, he has fought it all and ‘Indu Sarkar’ eventually released to once again receive critical acclaim like all of Madhur’s movies. And now, ‘Indu Sarkar’ has achieved another feat as it made its way into the National Film Archive of India,Pune which is a big honour in itself. What’s even bigger is the fact that this is Madhur’s 7th film that has made into the National Archive. Regarding the achievement, Madhur exclusively spoke to IWMBuzz and was quoted as saying,
“I am very happy that my film has been selected once again. ‘Indu Sarkar’ as a film is very dear to me and I am proud of this film. I am very proud of my actors in the film- Anupam Kher, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Kirti Kulhari who have done a great job. ‘Indu Sarkar’ is a film that I made after a lot of research just like all my other movies. I feel everyone especially the youngsters must watch this film as they will get to know a lot about the Emergency period and its reality back then. I am very happy that it has made to the Nati’onal Film Archive of India,Pune and I express my gratitude to everyone associated with the project. “
On the work front, Madhur is expected to make a film announcement really soon which will reveal his next subject matter and his star cast.