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Remove Bawaal from Prime Video: Jewish human rights group condemns Varun Dhawan film’s ‘outlandish abuse of Holocaust’

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A Jewish organization objected to the creators of the Varun Dhawan and Janhvi Kapoor movie Bawaal for shooting a dream scene in a Nazi concentration camp.

Bawaal, starring Varun Dhawan and Janhvi Kapoor, received criticism from some viewers for a sequence that was modeled after Auschwitz, a Nazi concentration camp. Since Bawaal trivializes the “suffering and systematic murder of millions of victims of the Nazi Holocaust,” a Jewish organization has issued an open letter to Prime Video requesting that it remove the film. Also see: Varun Dhawan receives criticism for Auschwitz scene in Bawaal

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The film Bawaal was requested to be taken down by Prime Video by the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC), a human rights organization devoted to the remembrance of those who perished in the Nazi Holocaust. This was because of the movie’s “outlandish abuse of the Nazi Holocaust as a plot device.”

The statement said, “The film’s narrative, which is set in modern times, culminates to sequences in which the protagonists enter a gas chamber in Auschwitz and are smothered while wearing striped attire. The film is directed by well-known Indian director Nitesh Tiwari. In the movie, Hitler is utilized as a metaphor for human avarice. The main character tells his wife, “We’re all a bit like Hitler, aren’t we?

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Film insults remembrance of 6 million Jews who were slaughtered

In an open letter, Rabbi Abraham Cooper of SWC attacked the movie and its director, Nitesh Tiwari, claiming that “Auschwitz is not a metaphor. It is the best illustration of how evil humans are capable of becoming. Nitesh Tiwari trivializes and demeans the memories of millions of people who perished at the hands of Hitler’s murderous regime by having the protagonist of this film say that “Every relationship goes through their Auschwitz.”

He said, “If the filmmaker’s purpose was to get PR for his movie by purportedly shooting a fantasy scenario inside the Nazi death camp, he has succeeded. The picture trivializes the slaughter of millions of people during the Holocaust. By promptly eliminating this trite trivialization of the agony and methodical slaughter of millions of victims of the Nazi Holocaust, Amazon Prime (Prime Video) should cease making money off of Bawaal.

Bawaal’s analogy to Auschwitz

Social media users expressed their opinions on the movie shortly after it was released last week, making an absurd and offensive comparison between World War II and the romance between the leads. Janhvi Kapoor and Varun Dhawan play themselves in the movie Bawaal as individuals approaching a gas chamber at a concentration camp. The outfits worn by the two actors are striped. In the movie, Hitler is compared to human avarice.

Every person, according to one of the characters, is a little Hitler due of their greed. Another disputed quote from the movie is, “Every relationship goes through its Auschwitz,” which alludes to the notorious concentration camp in Nazi Germany where numerous Jews were murdered.

Varun on the criticism of the Auschwitz scene in Bawaal

Varun recently said, “Some people got offended or sensitive about this,” in an interview with Pinkvilla. However, I’m not sure where that sensitivity or trigger goes when they watch, say, an English movie, to provide an example. They are permitted to do any activities there, including making jumps and displaying objects in a certain manner, but you will discover it to be true. I’m aware that some individuals have been quite upset after viewing a brief moment in a newly released, excellent movie. This moment is significant to our culture and nation. But you can live with it. You don’t think they ought to be more considerate of you? Therefore, where does your criticism go?

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