September 3rd, 2011
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Silver screen tribute to Anna Hazare

prakash-jhaMumbai: Anna Hazare’s resolve to fight corruption using Ahimsa as a weapon pulling an unexpected crowd to Rajghat has inspired the director of Aarakshan to make a Marathi film named Satyagraha. Amitabh Bachan is to play the role of  the anti graft leader to bring his charisma on to the screen.

“The film wants to convey that the Gandhian philosophy of ahimsa (non-violence) and satyagraha (peaceful resistance) is more powerful than terrorist ideologies that are spreading in the world”, said Ganesh Shinde, Director and scriptwriter of Mala Anna Vhaychay (I want to become Anna).

Anna Hazare though doesnt seemed to be quite thrilled with Prakash Jha’s new initiative. Taking about the film he said,”It is about peaceful protest, though not on a pan India level”.The protest  is though not going to be portrayed at a national level like any other Prakash Jha movie.

“The upsurge of mass protest against corruption that Anna Hazare has generated is indeed unprecedented and remarkable. However, what bothers me is that only one opinion is prevailing in this movement towards eradicating corruption, and that could damage the whole noble purpose of the protest. It is the Lok Pal bill the way Anna Hazare saab wills it to be, or not at all. There has to be a less hardline approach to a matter as deep-rooted as corruption. Also, the fight against corruption should be more focused and specific in its motivation. For instance, why not start by simply campaigning against anyone giving or taking a bribe?” he added




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