Sardar Udham Singh starring Vicky Kaushal has been garnering a lot of praise from the audience and critics. The film was even chosen among 14 other films to represent India in Oscars. But the jury of the members rejected the film saying that it portrays hatred towards the British. And after this the Netizens have been strongly opposing this on twitter claiming it’s unfair.
Jury Member Indraadip Dasgupta revealed the reason behind why they didn’t select the film, he said, “Sardar Udham is a little lengthy and harps on the Jallianwala Bagh incident. It is an honest effort to make a lavish film on an unsung hero of the Indian freedom struggle. But in the process, it again projects our hatred towards the British. In this era of globalization, it is not fair to hold on to this hatred.”
While another jury member, Sumit Basu added, “Many have loved Sardar Udham for its cinematic quality including camerawork, editing, sound design and depiction of the period. I thought the length of the film was an issue. It has a delayed climax. It takes a lot of time for a viewer to feel the real pain for the martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.”
#SardarUdham was rejected for Oscar nomination by an “Indian” stating it has “too much hatred for British”.This film had hatred for imperialism but not for any particular race.This film was about FREEDOM and how far our revolutionaries went on,and this is what we give in return? pic.twitter.com/dLaDKftTlu
— Dipsita (@DharDipsita) October 25, 2021
So Indian kids lathered in poop, begging and fending for themselves in Slumdog Millionaire is more palatable as a representation of Indians. But a realistic depiction of the horrifying acts of British imperialism on our country is problematic? #SardarUdham pic.twitter.com/tQwpYFZ79o
— ANMOL JAMWAL (@jammypants4) October 25, 2021
VILE. FFI jury member Dasgupta rejected Udham as India’s Oscar entry because “it projected our hatred towards the British”.
Truthfully depicting British atrocities is projecting our hatred? Multi-Oscar winner 12 Years a Slave projected African American hatred towards the Whites? pic.twitter.com/XR99ct9lnc
— Anand Ranganathan (@ARanganathan72) October 25, 2021
Coward, biased and narrow minded #OscarJury #Oscars2022. They hv rejected #SardarUdham by saying that “It projects hatred towards the British” den wat da hell u portrayed in #SlumdogMillionaire is an extremely objectionable even da name. Shame on u. #Oscars don’t hv guts.
— Aniruddh Bhargava (@bhargava_ani) October 25, 2021
No point in debating on #SardarUdham‘s Oscar rejection now but the reason is absolutely crap
Someone should ask the jury about their feelings about Jallianwala Massacre and if the hatred against Britishers afterwards is justified or not ,we are yet to receive an apology from them
— A N K I T (@Ankitaker) October 26, 2021