Friday, April 6, 2007

Jagmohan Mundhra to Make His Next Film on the Suicide Bombing of London

Now, it seems that U’K. based director Jagmohan Mundhra prefer the real life story as the plot of his movies. After screening Provoked, he is now going to make his next movie named ‘Shoot On Sight’. Provoked is based on a battered housewife, Kiranjit Ahluwalia who killed her husband being abused by her husband for 10 years of their married life. On the contrary, the movie ‘Shoot On Sight’ is based on the suicide bombing of 7th July, 2005. The movie tells the story of a Muslim Policeman in U.K. after the terrorist attack which depicts the post 7/7 life of U.K. Muslims. Earth Times reported:

Although the storyline is mostly fictional, several incidents are based on real events like the London police shooting down Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes, suspected of being a terrorist but later found to be innocent.

In the script, however, the person shot dead is a Muslim boy. As soon as the police realise their mistake, they attempt to cover it up and recruit a Muslim officer to serve as spokesman for the case.

According to Mundhra, the role of the policeman is based on Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur.

'I noticed after July 7 that Ghaffur's presence was seen a lot on TV, addressing the media on behalf of Scotland Yard so I did go and meet him,' he said. 'But the character in my film is fictional,' Mundhra said here.

The director also met with two passengers who were in one of the trains when the bombs went off. Though he did not meet the families of the suicide bombers, he said he wanted his film to show both sides of the tragedy.

'The fact is that there is a silent majority of Muslims who are not fundamentalist and they need a role model. They need a character to represent them and that is the lead actor of my film.'

I think the movie “Shoot On Sight” will also be able to attract the people and will get the same media attention as his recent movie Aishwarya Rai starrer Provoked got. It would be interesting to see how British people take his next movie.