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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

On Gunday

Dear Friends…

Several of our Bangladeshi brethren have reached out to us with their concerns on the way the story has been portrayed and we would like to apologise if any disrespect or hurt has been caused to them. However, this was and is meant to be a fictional work and does not in any way project or disrespect any particular segment of society or persons or a nation.

The birth of a country is always steeped in the sacrifices made by its freedom fighters and martyrs and this can never be forgotten. And so was the case with Bangladesh and its people who paid a huge price to attain this freedom. The history of the sub-continent reflects this and acknowledges the struggle of the people of Bangladesh.

However, GUNDAY was not meant to in any way slight the sacrifices made or to recount the history of the creation of a new nation but several families did unfortunately get displaced as a consequence. The film addresses one such Indian family’s plight during these troubled times. The two orphans were forced to flee because of circumstances completely out of their control. And what ensued thereafter left them with very little choice but to take on the life that they did, one of desperate yet fun-loving renegades. This was largely a consequence of a prevailing system, which did not allow them to lead a normal life and be accepted in society. They were labelled as refugees and stigmatised.

If this fictitious story and its telling have in any way upset the sentiments of anybody, we would like to clarify that it was totally inadvertent and it is sincerely further regretted.


Warm regards,

YRF  Team



51 comments:

  1. Well said! The feeling of bein displaced, unwanted and constant identity search - these factors did truly exist. The emotions were very well portrayed in the film. Its good to see that GUNDAY touched on that emotion.

    Regards.

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  2. Exactly ... I also protest as an Bangladeshi ... If the same case happened to India, would they consider this & leave it ???? No , its making any kind of sense by taking the full credit about the war in 1971 Between Bangladesh & Pakistan .. Looks like the producer & director Knows nothing about the history ... which is

    - India was one of the 1st country that agreed about the freedom of Bangladesh(Just agreed not any kinda help)

    - The freedom fight stayed from 26th March'71 to 16th Dec'71 . & India start helping by their force on 4th Dec. So. what about the 3 Million Martyrs who gave their lives about our country then ??? Just cant tolerate it ..

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  3. This is not any acceptable excuse YRF team. But at least you asked for apology, which is appreciable. At the same time we, people from Bangladesh, want the errors and the wrong information spread through the movie Gunday should be withdrawn as soon as possible. It is a MUST

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  4. Dear YRF team,
    you guys are apologize but it should not be the solution because you guys playing with Bangladesh birth story. we people from Bangladesh, want the errors and the wrong information spread through the movie Gunday should be withdrawn as soon as possible. It is a MUST and Must.

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  5. This is not any acceptable excuse YRF team. If the same case happened to India, would they consider this & leave it ? it was the war of #BANGLADESH & #PAKISTAN not #INDIA & #PAKISTANI !!
    we give our blood to born our country not #INDIA !!

    with due respect to #INDIA....plz if u have anything left to take from us instead of ur helping then plz take it bt don't make this type of Nonsense RUMOR against our HISTORY that was we written by our blood !!
    well... GundayTheFilm is a good film........but please with pardon don't try to misspell our HISTORY..... at least you asked for apology, which is appreciable. At the same time we, people from Bangladesh, want the errors and the wrong information spread through the movie Gunday should be withdrawn as soon as possible. It is a MUST.

    & the apology should be asked officially not like this please.

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  6. As a Bangladeshi I cannot accept your such kind of silly apology. The story has been told at the beginning of Gunday about the Liberation War of Bangladesh is lie and nonsense. You have to erase that part from the movie and apologize for that mistake with press note. Otherwise we will take further steps... Thank you.

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  7. It's not a fiction ! It was our liberation war . how can we forgot ! we just can't take this anyway . You people have to say sorry officially . Not because we asked , but because you people don't have any right to trying to making fun of our great liberation war by saying " Fiction " .

    We won 1971 because we deserve to be won . You people helped us but that doesn't mean it was yours war !! It was ours & it will be ours . Better you apologize for this nonsense & make yourself Proud .

    Hope you people have the courage to tell the truth .

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  8. This is not an official apology in any way. You must apologize officially or we will not stop our protest

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  9. Dear YRF team,
    You should not spread some shitty and false story about the liberation war of bangladesh all over the world.

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  10. Look at your imdb rating, it will become the worst movie of bollywood as far as the imdb ranking concern.. we will remove our 1 star feedback if you erase that part and apologize for this more officially.. otherwise we will not stop!

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2574698/

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  11. What a pointless apology which literally does not have any meaning or dignity!!
    Sorry is means "What you did is completely wrong, & you realize my mistake". But what you just said is "I did no wrong. If you feel bad about that then I'm sorry"!!!

    Foolish post...

    By the way I was thinking about filming a fiction movie where the story will be about how ****** the YRF team is .. Which has nothing to do with the real YRF team.

    What do you say? I hope you do not mind.

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  12. It's not a fiction ! It was our liberation war . how can we forgot ! we just can't take this anyway . You people have to say sorry officially . Not because we asked , but because you people don't have any right to trying to making fun of our great liberation war by saying " Fiction " .

    We won 1971 because we deserve to be won . You people helped us but that doesn't mean it was yours war !! It was ours & it will be ours . Better you apologize for this nonsense & make yourself Proud .

    Hope you people have the courage to tell the truth .

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  13. It's not a fiction ! It was our liberation war . how can we forgot ! we just can't take this anyway . You people have to say sorry officially . Not because we asked , but because you people don't have any right to trying to making fun of our great liberation war by saying " Fiction " .

    We won 1971 because we deserve to be won . You people helped us but that doesn't mean it was yours war !! It was ours & it will be ours . Better you apologize for this nonsense & make yourself Proud .

    Hope you people have the courage to tell the truth .

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  14. It's not a fiction ! It was our liberation war . how can we forgot ! we just can't take this anyway . You people have to say sorry officially . Not because we asked , but because you people don't have any right to trying to making fun of our great liberation war by saying " Fiction "

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  15. You made a "Fiction Movie" which starts with stating false info about an Independent Country!!!!!! Do you know what it is mean? What a mean logic it is! Birth of a country is never a fiction. It is reality. And your film started with false claim and misinterpretation of history.

    Yash Raj Film must have to pray official apologye to Bangladesh & people of Bangladesh regarding this issue.

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  16. Bangladeshis are very polite indeed as they are not reacting how they should after this kind of apology statement!!!!fictitious story?and your project didnt want to disrespect anyone?really??and you don't have to make a apology just becoz we demand it.you should apologize because you do know what you have done here?right? didnt watch the movie but i don't think i will watch yrf movies ever again let alone this one.

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  17. How do you even say its a fiction!!! strange!!!! If it's fiction then you should have make it as fiction. Why on the earth you had to bring our most glorious part of history in fiction? Do you people really think we the Bangladeshis will accept such lame note on blogsopt as apology? Sorry Sire you are dead wrong. You should have done you home work. We fought a trained military in 1971 with our students, farmers, doctors, engineers, teachers and many other professionals. We are not in those who easily back down. You should not have awaken the sleeping tiger. Believe me your movies will be now dead in my COUNTRY. Make things right before its too late. Frankly speaking I personally am working on ways to sue you in your courts and our courts too.

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  18. Thanks for your apology. But do you think it's enough? As Indians how would you feel if your history gets distorted? Explanations and Excuses can not compensate such shameful act. You can not write fictions on a real history of blood and sacrifices. A film spreads message to the mass people which eventually gets archived too. It's a pity that Indians are being misinformed through your film about the most significant history of Bangladesh. We request you to remove/edit at least the misleading part of the movie (especially at the beginning). Otherwise there's no point of apology since your movie will keep assaulting the glory of Bangladesh everyday among billions of people.

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  19. simply Its not enough. sensor the film and the release it again. Its question of the birth history of a country.

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  20. with lack of knowledge why you make this kind of movie? 1971 is our proud, our honour which you people never understand. you people never know what is 1971 means in peoples of Bangladesh. what they did in1971.this is disrespectful to show this kind of movie. your apology is not enough you must cut this part

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  22. This is totally unacceptable...U have insulted our martyrs who have sacrificed their lives in 1971 war...our war was not a fiction guys...this apology is not enough...u have to edit the movie

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  23. Hello ,

    Thank You For Your Apologies But It's Not enough.. Why ? Let me explain To you.. You Have released This Movie Worldwide Not In Just in Asia... But you Apologies Is seen only in your site's blog.. not in your main page which result's not everybody will know about this mistake .. only some people will know and my dear that's really not enough because this is about our account freedom not just any simple thing ..

    My Suggestion Apologies to us on your main site page. That's All I Can say... One Thing You Should Always Remember. In Asia.. Bangladeshi watches 90% film on India. so don't neglect our comments or emotion's

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  24. Was it jokes ???
    Change your movies dialogue as soon as possible ??
    What kind of apology ?? We were not sick of apology? clearly and specifically your movies script hurt 30 million peoples who died 1971, your army join us after December 3rd to help , so did Russia ?? Was any kind of sense of humor without any kind of research you guy's goes for a such project ?? I WAS A YASHRAJ FILMS
    FAN !!
    Make right what you make wrong , it will be nice movie . A movie now a day's not only a movie cause next generation will learn false form this bullshit , whatever you teach in your movies we don't care , BUT clearly and specifically make what you made wrong , make it right now , change your dialogue.

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  25. No apology would be enough. Bring necessary corrections either ban this bullShit gunday. Don't try to play with fire, you will get burnt. :/ :/

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  26. Is this real history Hisdostan and Pakistan 3rd war and created new country Bangladesh!!!
    do you know real history!! This is not enough to tell apology only? Just banned immediately and reedit with real history!! Bangladesh people are gonna ignoring you and your films, just watch and see


    http://youtu.be/xgntluRVfqk

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  27. Thanks.
    And Please change/stop the words from the film as well.

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  28. i'm amazed with the rating of the movie !!!
    the IMDb rating now 1.2 which yesterday was 3.5 so u think now YRF team. it's becoming worst film. As the movie gunday leads to a false story n misrepresenting our history of Liberation war so we condemn n boycott this movie forever.

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  29. Are you losing your f**king mind, YRF use the real footage from the archive and tell us its a fictional part. You are wrong my friend. You are so wrong.
    Shame on you bloody F**K.

    Controversial part of Gunday
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhlv9r_cYJc

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  30. this kind of silly apology is not accepted. we want a press release and also remove the part that creates this anomaly.

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  31. It is quite appreciable that the “influential” YRF chose to issue an apology instead of reaching out to the government of Bangladesh to take action against those protested its gross and deliberate mutilation of history, which probably the Bangladesh government would have complied with.

    If there’s a general understanding that a fictitious proponent of an artistic creation, no matter what historic or socio-political dimension that has, is indeed needed to enrich or construct the story of that creation, to my view that sort of fiction can be excused and considered “just a fiction”. But it seems any artistic motivation or creative necessity is completely unfounded in the way the history of Bangladesh’s birth has been mutilated in your film.

    The completely unnecessary and such deliberate misnomer of a very significant historic event of this whole region only marks the creator’s utmost ignorance of another country’s national sentiments and feelings. Commercial, political or artistic whichever way it has been – it has been a despicable ignorance by the creators.

    In the context off course, such silly, inarticulate and ignorant apology cannot be accepted by any true Bangladeshi.

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  32. As a Bangladeshi I cannot accept your such kind of silly apology. The story has been told at the beginning of Gunday about the Liberation War of Bangladesh is lie and nonsense.

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  33. You can only apologies after removing that controversial part and a press release on that.

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  36. Indian govt should ban this bullshit movie to uphold bilateral relation between India and Bangladesh otherwise , fire will burn out ... just wait and see ... Jos you are gonna hell . Mind it .

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  38. Dear YRF Team, Please note that whenever you are quoting anything from the history then you can not mislead info...and can not mention that it is "fictitious story". Story of liberation war is not something so cheap..

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  39. You are only sorry IF it offended someone. Well, guess what? You offended the memories of 3 million Freedom Fighters who perished in 1971, fighting against the colonialism of Pakistan. It wasn't India's war. It was our war of independence. The only time Indian government stepped in is when PM Gandhi realized that the wave of independence is flowing across the border into West Bengal, Assam and other border states of Bangladesh. By then, millions of died and more have been affected by war.

    You know nothing about the refugees and their stigma. My mother was in that refugee camp with her newborn, while my father had to go back and fight for his country. Your depiction of the events of 1971 is not just ridiculous and humiliating, but also attempts to revise history. Try making an untrue, watered-down film about the Jewish holocaust, or the Rwanda genocides. See how that works out for you in the international community.

    So, please spare us the pseudo-artistic attempts. Stick to making cheap, titillating, objectifying nonsense that you call "entertainment". Leave the history to those who have lived through it.

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  41. A simple SORRY is not always enough! For the sake of argument lets agree that it was an unintentional mistake. But the narration you made at the first scenes, how can they be "FICTIONS" So you are trying to say the birth of bangladesh was a fiction?
    Shame on you Yash Raj films, to hide one mistake now you are again insulting our history.
    Sorry wont help, correct the narration if possible or else take down the movie from theaters. otherwise history would never forgive you people!
    And please put up this apology in your facebook page and website if you are somuch guilty, anybody hardly visits your blog!

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