According to co-producer of 72 Hoorain Ashoke Pandit, academics, secularists, and opinion leaders who deviate from an already established narrative cause problems for films.
The Kerala Story’s destiny was also shared by Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan’s film 72 Hoorain, which he also co-produced with Ashoke Pandit. The film’s depiction of terrorism and religious goals have come under scrutiny from critics. Before the movie’s theatrical debut, co-producer Ashoke Pandit stated that 72 Hoorain was not a film supporting terrorism as its detractors had claimed. He continued by mentioning how some individuals have used religion as an excuse to criticise a movie when it deviates from a predetermined “narrative.”
In a conversation Ashoke Pandit focused on the difficulties that arise when a film deviates from a predetermined plot. “For so many years, we have been hearing that a narrative has been set by so-called intellectualists, secularists, and opinion makers of the nation where anything when you talk differently, anything which is not in line with their narrative, they will target such films towards religion,” he stated. They make religion the focus of the entire film’s gravity in order to make everything seem silly.
Ashoke Pandit claimed that the goal of producing a movie like 72 Hoorain was to combat terrorism. The filmmaker and actor Pawan Malhotra, according to the producer, intended to show the negative impacts of terrorism in the movie. However, their intentions were misconstrued.
It is stated that terrorism is a cancer that spreads throughout the entire human race. Sanjay has therefore exposed terrorism and the impact of terrorism on how the youths have been misled and taught lies about where to find Jannat ad Hoorain (angels) when you carry out an explosion, kill people, cause havoc, or commit a massacre. How does religion get in the way when we claim to be fighting against terrorism and making a film against it? Ashoke Pandit was curious.