Kedarnath- the film directed by Abhishek Kapoor on the backdrop of Kedarnath Disaster will not be shown in theaters in Uttarakhand. The government left the decision in this regard at the discretion of the District Magistrates of all the districts, after which the District Magistrates banned the screening of the film in their respective districts. However, no restriction has been imposed on release of the film from the government level.
The decision was taken after a detailed discussion on the report of Review Committee constituted for reviewing the film in the meeting chaired by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. The film’s screening was banned in Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri, Tehri, Nainital, Udham Singh Nagar and Almora districts. There are no theaters in the remaining districts.
The film Kedarnath has been released all over the country today. After the film trailer was released in Uttarakhand, its protest started. In fact, with the addition of Kedarnath’s flood in the film, it is being opposed with some scenes being woven together.
Given this, the state government decided to review it before the film’s performance in the state. A committee constituted under the chairmanship of Cabinet Minister Satpal Maharaj reviewed the film at the tourism development council office located at Tapkeshwar.
After this there was a meeting under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Trivandrum Singh Rawat. Detailed discussion was discussed on the committee’s report with the decision of the High Court regarding the film’s performance in the meeting. After this, it was decided that in view of the law and order in every district, the District Magistrate will decide on the showcase of the film at their level.