Congress activists force cancellation of Indu Sarkar in Thane

They also warned of dire consequences if the theatre management continued the show. 2017-07-28T13:45:59+00:00″>
Published:July 28, 2017 1:45 pm

Indu Sarkar set against the backdrop of the Emergency imposed during 1975-1977. They targeted Bhandarkar saying they were disgusted that though he is a Maharashtrian, he chose to make this film.  
The much-anticipated political drama was released after the Supreme Court granted its clearance on Thursday. The theatre then decided to cancel the show and refunded the ticket amount to the patrons. Related News
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