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Bastar Twitter review – Adah Sharma's movie receives more ire than praise from netizens

Bastar Twitter review: The film has been trending on Twitter for various reasons. Adah Sharma's movie has received more negative than positive reviews from critics and viewers.

Bastar Twitter review – Adah Sharma's movie receives more ire than praise from netizens

Adah Sharma in Bastar: The Naxal Story

Last Updated: 07.27 PM, Mar 15, 2024


Sudipto Sen’s Bastar: The Naxal Story was released in theatres today and the film has been receiving more ire than praise from netizens. Inspired by the real-life events surrounding the Naxalite-Maoist insurgency in Chhattisgarh's Bastar, the film explores the core of the revolutionary communist movement that began in the late 1960s. Produced by the same team as The Kerala Story, the film stars Adah Sharma in the lead role.


Twitterattis who enjoyed Bastar

Bastar was appreciated by some Twitterattis for its gory yet sharp reminder of the real struggles of Bastar during the highly terrorised era. The film’s sincere attempts at displaying the realities of Bastar’s past, as well as the performances and background music, were lauded by a few viewers. The impact it is creating is important, say some Twitter users.

Netizens who seek a ban on Bastar

The rest of the viewers have a rather strong opinion about the film and its shortcomings. From its excessive depiction of violence to focusing on and culturally appropriating the struggles of a people by highlighting only the negativity of it and not their bravery and hope, Bastar stands guilty of more than it could be proud of.

Most Twitter users were upset at the film for using such a sensitive matter in such a sensationalised and selfish manner. Instead of giving a voice to the residents and survivors of Bastar’s political turmoil, the film ends up burdening them with a narrative that is not their own. Many users began asserting the film’s ban, demanding a better and more honest storyline.

The film paints a harsh and gruesome picture of the ongoing, cyclical nature of mindless violence that has razed Bastar to the ground. With the tribal people struggling for survival, the democratic, corrupt government intent on hunting them, and Naxalites and Maoists intent on killing all, innocent or authoritarian, the film had a lot of potential but might have just ended up falling flat, face first.

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