Poignant historical film ‘The Bastard Child' all set to release in India and Bangladesh this December! Mrityunjay Devvrat’s film title awaiting an approval from the IMPPA.
November 29th, 2013: Director Mrityunjay Devvrat awaiting an approval from the Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) for his film, titled 'The Bastard Child.' Mrityunjay is amazed that “Naajayaz (1995), Kaminey (2009) and Inglourious Basterds (2009) are acceptable but not my title. I don’t understand why they are objecting because only the Censor Board has the authority to reject titles.” He adds, “The dictionary defines ‘bastard’ as a child born out of wedlock. It becomes profane only when society uses it in the wrong sense. Maybe they are troubling me because I don’t have enough sources.” We all know of Hitler and his atrocious ways. People have watched Schindler’s List (1993) and Guns Of Navarone (1961) but the genocide that took place in Bangladesh is something that hasn’t been spoken about. The film will showcase how rape and religion were used as war weaponry.
The film deals with the birth of Bangladesh in 1971, focusing on the genocide and when “400,000 women were raped and 3 million people were killed.
Mrityunjay hopes the film releases smoothly in India. “It might face protests in Bangladesh but I will release it there as I spent part of my childhood in the country. This is a small token from my end,” he says.
On being contacted, IMPPA president TP Aggarwal says, “I spoke to the Film Makers Combined and they found the title abusive so they rejected it. I spoke to them to reconsider. Now if the film-maker reapplies, we will reconsider.”
The Bastard Child’ is a controversial film about the sanguinary birth of Bangladesh in 1971. It’s the 1st Indian global film of sorts because its the first indian film talking about another country and what happened there. It is the 1st shocking revelation of what happened in Bangladesh.Directed by an Indian, Mrityunjay Devvrat, this movie is based on a true story and all the facts that were not known to many. It is the Best Kept Secret in the world.
Pavan Malhotra, being a powerful performer, has amazingly portrayed a role of a crude pakistani army officer. The movie also has some veteran performers like Farooq Shaikh and Victor Banerjee. Raima Sen and Indraneil Sengupta play the role of victims and this is the strongest role played by them by far.
Looking forward to his debut release, director of The Bastard Child, Mritunjay Devvrat says, "The Bastard Child’ is a gripping and compelling reconstruction of the events that took place in Bangladesh, in 1971. Not a single soul remained without the tears of sorrow in their eyes for years to come since then. If not anything, it would be only fair to bring out the reality for the world to see. It’s a film like no other, uniting the notable actors of hindi film industry delivering some power packed performances that would surely touch many hearts. We are keenly looking forward to its theatrical release. Indians should definitely watch the tale of its neighboring nation.”
The background score has been given by very talented Sidhant Mathur and Ishaan Chhabra. Mr. Fasahat Khan, D.O.P of the film has done complete justice by capturing the right essence of the subject.
The Bastard Child is expected to release on December 27th, 2013. This emotionally stimulating film is all set to carve a dent in the history.