Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai

  • 2015

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Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai is a 2015 English-language Documentary movie. In September, 2013, Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts of Western Uttar Pradesh, India, witnessed one of India's worst ever pogrom since Indian Independence. than 100 people were killed and close to 80,000 people were displaced. In the past, the two districts have n relative harmony between Muslims and Hindus. What happened this time? 'Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai..' (Muzaffarnagar eventually..) straddles between various socio-political-economic dynamics in the areas that have been affected by the violence. This documentary speaks to a cross-section of people. While looking at the immediate violence and it's repercussions, it takes a journey around the many facets of the massacre- the question of a woman's 'honour', which becomes the biggest rallying point to instigate people, the way communal polarisation was orchestrated, the merging of caste identity politics within the larger political fold and the breakdown of the once powerful farmers' union - Bhartiya Kissan Union - from this region, whose survival hinged on the unity of Hindu and Muslim peasants. It also explores the various aspects of Dalit politics in the districts and the dubious role of the ruling party in Uttar Pradesh at the time of the riots. All these aspects are weaved together by the 2014 Indian General Election campaign. The documentary looks at how the massacre finally found its resonance in these elections. But in the midst of this gloom the documentary narrates the tale of a continued and growing resistance in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts against the corporate- communal nexus. Muzaffarangar and Shamli districts have not given in yet. And so, the film asks the question, what will be the fate of Muzaffarnagar, eventually? Written by prabhat1729. Muzaffarnagar baaqi hai stars Shubhradeep Chakravorty in the lead role along with Meera Chaudhary and Nakul Singh Sawhney in supporting roles. It was released on 18th February 2015.

Release Date 18 FEB 2015




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