Movies based on Sikh History are always suppressed: Simranjit Singh Mann
Punjab Akali Dal chief Simranjit Singh Mann holds a press conference to support the film
Departments said the film will harm human sentiments, producers call it just a commercial film
NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Punjabi film ‘The Mastermind Jinda and Sukha’ was all set to be released on 11th September but the Investigation Bureau and Home department of the government imposed a ban on the film stating that it will hurt the human sentiments in the state. In this regard Punjab Akali Dal chief Simranjit Singh Mann hold a press conference to support the film and gave a statement that movies based on Sikhs are always suppressed. The story dates back to the 1980s when Bhai Harjinder Singh Jinda and Bhai Sukhdev Singh Sukha were given the capital punishment for assassinating the then army general Arun Kumar Sridhar Vaidya when an attack happened at Golden Temple (Amritsar) under Operation Blue Star.
It is a production of Singh Brothers Production and has been directed by Sukhjinder Singh. It has been produced by Sukhchain Singh, Jaswinder Kumar and Ranjit Singh. The film stars Nav Bajwa, Sonpreet Javindah, Sukhjinder Shera, Amritpal Singh, Sunita Dhir, Isha Sharma and Satwant Kaur.
Simranjit Singh Mann said that the story is based on the letters exchanged between Bhai Jinda and Bhai Sukha which are now in the form of a book. It is just a life story of two engineering students who took a step for the welfare of the state.
While speaking to NewZNew, director of the movie Sukhjinder Singh said that it is just a film and we do not intent to hurt anyone. It is like other commercial films which are released with a business sense. Also we have got a censorship certificate already. Hence no government department could ban the film.
The film got good response during its promotion in different cities and the film’s team was expecting an equally good response at the box office.