Release Date: December 07, 2018
Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Sara Ali Khan, Nitish Bharadwaj, Alka Amin, Mir Sarwar, Tarun Gahlot, Sonali Sachdev, Pooja Gor, Nishant Dahiya
Director: Abhishek Kapoor
Genre: Drama, Romance
Duration: 1 hour 56 minutes
The argument that films are a mirror to the society is not true at all. As a matter of fact, it’s the other way around. Most of us have grown up watching movies and there are many things that we learn from them. As such, filmmakers have a responsibility towards what they show on the big screen. However, this is often not followed.
Kedarnath is a perfect example of that aspect, where the filmmakers are trying to cash in on the burning issue of inter-faith marriages. It’s good to preach secularism, but then why are you trying to make money out of it. Why not declare it as a not-for-profit movie and then launch it on the big screen. That’s not going to happen because the filmmaker’s primary agenda is to make money, even if they have to hurt the sentiments of people. And everything is being done hidden in the cloak of secularism and liberalism. When there are plenty of other ways to make money, why use the sensitive topic of inter-faith marriages to mint money? Clearly, you not only want to make money the wrong way, but are also creating animosity and anger between communities.
Kedarnath plays with sentiments of people by depicting a Hindu girl Mandakini aka Mukku (Sara Ali Khan) falling in love with a Muslim boy named Mansoor (Sushant Singh Rajput). As if that was not enough, the movie breaks all logic when it links 2013 floods in Uttarakhand to society’s actions of not allowing the couple to continue their relationship. This is where the story goes all wrong and clearly indicates that the filmmakers are trying to twist reality with the aim of stoking the sentiments of people. There can be hundreds of different stories, each with their own theory of what caused the 2013 floods in Uttarakhand. May be it just rained abnormally that season? Why ignore scientific facts and analysis and then use mythological things like ‘pralay’ to convey your point of secularism and liberalism? Seriously?
If you watch Kedarnath, you would only be helping some sly people who just care about making money. They don’t mind hurting peoples’ sentiments and often hide behind the curtain of secularism and liberalism. The time has come to let these hypocrite intellectuals know that life is not a script that they can write in their living room with fancy, idealistic ideas floating in their mind.