Film on Kasab hangs him

MUMBAI: So popular has the story of the Mumbai terror attack become that numerous films are being made on the subject.

The first to release is Ashok Chakra - A Tribute To Real Heroes (earlier titled Total 10), a film that is ready with its verdict on the Pakistani gunman - that Kasab should be hanged.

Ashok Chakra - A Tribute To Real Heroes is based on the 26/11 terror attack on Mumbai in which Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone survivor of the terror attack, is the protagonist. The story of the film, however, has some interesting twists. Kasab‘s character in the film is with a different name, Shahab, portrayed by Rajan Varma.

While the real convict Kasab would appeal the higher court after the pronouncement of death sentence against him, the film has given its verdict on Shahab as he is hanged in the end. Utters the protagonist, "Hang me without the hood so that my people (specially youngsters) see my plight and suffering."

The film has invoked strong reactions within and outside the industry. But the film‘s director, Surinder Suri, is also ready with his justification. He claims that the film has nothing controversial.

Ashok Chakra - A Tribute To Real Heroes traces the journey of the terrorists, their entry into Mumbai and the happenings during the attack. The film has been shot on actual locations in Mumbai with a budget of Rs 30 million.

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