This comes after Mumbai-based social organisation Sangharsh threatened to protest against the film and accused the organisers of playing with the nationalist sentiment of people of India, at a time when Pakistan and India are at all time high.
Filmmaker AJ Kardar’s restored black-and-white film Jago Hua Savera (1958) has in poetic form portrayed the struggles of East Bengali fishermen and their families and their dreams of owning individual boats.
A still from ‘Jago Hua Savera’festival-cannes
A report suggest that they would protest outside Infiniti Mall (one of the festival venues in suburban Mumbai) if the organisers went ahead with the screening.
For the moment, Mumbai police is yet to grant permission to the NGO to protest against the film.
The 18th edition of the festival will be held from October 20-27 in which over 180 films from 54 countries would be screened at several spots across the megapolis.