The teaser of India's Most Wanted caught our attention a couple of days back with its interesting premise. The movie, directed by Rajkumar Gupta, is about a bunch of Intelligence Bureau (IB) agents who are in pursuit of a mysterious terrorist mastermind, who is known as India's Osama. Gupta, known for making hard-hitting dramas like Aamir, No One Killed Jessica and Raid, has cast Arjun Kapoor in the lead role of the IB officer who wants to catch this terrorist without any weapons or force. India’s Most Wanted Teaser: Arjun Kapoor’s Promising Appearance and the Daunting Gaze of India’s Osama Raises Eagerness.
Interestingly, the teaser doesn't reveal who this mastermind is, apart from his nickname. But the teaser does blame him for overlooking 52 blasts in eight cities across India, resulting in over 1000 casualties. The promo also specifies the period during which these attacks had happened - from 2007 to 2013. India's Most Wanted New Look: Arjun Kapoor Looks Impressive as an Intelligence Officer.
Watch the teaser of India's Most Wanted below:
Well, did you get to read between the lines there? You didn't? The period mentioned in the promo is when the UPA II Government was in the governance of India, led by former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh.
So now right-wing supporters and critics of the Congress party have used the promo of India's Most Wanted to launch a fresh attack on the previous government. They are calling the teaser as another expose of the failings of the UPA government. Interestingly, the movie doesn't claim itself to be a true account but just 'inspired by true events'.
Check out some of the tweets below:
— Chowkidar Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga (@TajinderBagga) April 17, 2019
A regime where one nameless and faceless man orchestrated serial blasts across the country killing 433. We need accountability for #IndiasOsama. Why such a big failure in dealing with Indias Most Wanted @arjunk26 @rajkumar_rkg @raapchik_films @foxstarhindi https://t.co/3urZsegkME
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) April 17, 2019
— Rajiv Gulati (@TheRajivGulati) April 17, 2019
Was the UPA government sleeping when #IndiasOsama planned attacks after attacks, and killed 433? Clearly, their policy of 'kadi ninda' was a flop! @arjunk26 @foxstarhindi @rajkumar_rkg @raapchik_films https://t.co/KBp1FCde9o
— Babu Bhaiya (@Shahrcasm) April 17, 2019
When the UPA government only believes in 'Kadi Ninda' of terrorist attacks, IndiasMostWanted will flourish! Attacks in 8 cities and no mention of #IndiasOsama @arjunk26 @foxstarhindi @rajkumar_rkg @raapchik_films https://t.co/K3bzYa22Mn
— 🕵️Chowkidarni Mօɖɨʄɨɛɖ Rɛռʊ 🇮🇳 (@renu_18) April 17, 2019
This is not the first time RW supporters have used a movie to attack the Congress. In the past, movies like The Accidental Prime Minister and The Tashkent Files have often been the channels for social media attacks on the previous governments, led by the Indian National Congress.