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Nitesh Tiwari’s film “Bawaal,” which was released on July 21 on Amazon Prime Video, received a positive response from both audiences and critics.
However, the movie has been embroiled in controversy since its release due to its historical references to the Holocaust during World War II and the Auschwitz concentration camp.
The Israeli Embassy has expressed concern about the film’s portrayal of the Holocaust in a romantic drama.
In a statement issued by the Israeli Embassy in India, they addressed the reference to the Holocaust incident in the film.
The Embassy also pointed out that certain terminologies used in the movie were poorly chosen. The Embassy emphasized the importance of educating everyone about the Holocaust and its significance.
On their Twitter handle, the Israeli Embassy wrote, “The Israeli embassy is disturbed by the trivialization of the Holocaust’s significance in the recent movie ‘Bawaal.’ While we believe no malice was intended, the use of certain terminology in the film was inappropriate.
We urge everyone, especially those who may not be fully aware of the horrors of the Holocaust, to educate themselves about it.
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Our embassy is actively working to promote educational materials on this crucial subject, and we are open to engaging in conversations with individuals to foster a better understanding of the universal lessons derived from the Holocaust.”
Apart from the official statement issued by the Israeli Embassy, the Israeli ambassador to India, Naor Gilon, also weighed in on the controversy surrounding the film “Bawaal.” In a tweet, he expressed his stance on the matter without having watched the movie himself.
He mentioned that based on what he has read, there seems to be a poor choice of terminology and symbolism in the film. He highlighted that the trivialization of the Holocaust is a matter of concern for everyone.
Ambassador Gilon urged those who are not well-informed about the horrors of the Holocaust to take the initiative to educate themselves about it.
His tweet emphasized the importance of understanding and respecting the historical significance of such events.
Earlier, The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC), a Jewish human rights organization also demanded the film to be taken down from Prime Video.