RSVP Movies is eager to present one more true-life drama after bringing to the big screen tales of national and human importance, such as the National Award-winning ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’, ‘Sonchirya’, ‘The Sky is Pink’, ‘Rashmi Rocket’, and ‘A Thursday’.
Production companies Ronnie Screwvala, Abhishek Chaubey, and Honey Trehan are putting together a film on important human rights campaigner Jaswant Singh Khalra. The yet-untitled film, which is finished and ready for distribution and is directed by Trehan with actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh in the lead role, has encountered an unforeseen obstacle.
The Bombay High Court is holding a significant hearing today to decide when the movie may be released. The film is based on the life of well-known human rights activist Jaswant Singh Khalra. “RSVP submitted an application for the censor certificate in December 2022, and the review committee received it first.
The essential paperwork was completed in accordance with CBFC specifications. The biopic’s creators finally requested a hearing at the Bombay High Court after waiting for nearly six months.
After Operation Blue Star, Indira Gandhi’s assassination and the 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots, the police were given the authority to hold anybody they suspected of being a terrorist. It was claimed that the police organised shootouts where they murdered defenceless people, then burnt hundreds of remains to hide the crimes.
During the Punjabi militancy, Khalra, who was the director of a bank in Amritsar, discovered proof of police abduction, execution, and burning of hundreds of unidentified victims. 2000 of their own policemen who refused to take part in these extrajudicial actions reportedly died at their hands.
The Central Bureau of inquiry (CBI) opened an inquiry after the human rights activist’s research provoked outrage throughout the globe. The federal agency came to the conclusion that 2097 persons had been illegally cremated by the Punjab police in the Tarn Taran area of Punjab alone. His data’s veracity has been attested by both the National Human Rights Commission and the Supreme Court of India.
On September 6, 1995, Khalra vanished on his own. His wife, Paramjit Kaur, filed a complaint, and a case of murder, kidnapping, and criminal conspiracy was filed. Four police officers were detained in connection with Khalra’s disappearance: former head constable Prithipal Singh, former sub-inspectors Satnam Singh, Surinder Pal Singh, and Jasbir Singh. The Punjabi government increased the seven-year sentence from the sessions court to a life sentence.