Jul 27, 2023

Bawaal: Jewish group criticises Holocaust scenes in India film

A Jewish organisation has written to Amazon Prime asking the streaming service to remove Bollywood film Bawaal from its platform for its "Insensitive portrayal" of the Holocaust. Many in India have also criticised the film for the way it has used the Holocaust in the romantic drama. Since the film released on Prime Video last Friday, cinema critics and viewers have criticised some scenes and dialogue that draw a parallel between the protagonists' love story and the Holocaust. The film did not get many positive reviews with critics pointing out that its use of Holocaust imagery and dialogue was in bad taste. Though the makers of the film have not responded to the statement yet, Dhawan had said in an earlier interview during the film's promotional tour that people took offence at small things in Hindi films but tended to give more leeway to English films.

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