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Mission Majnu: Another Satisfaction For Indian Fantasies

Mission Majnu: Another Satisfaction For Indian Fantasies

By Shahid Shah 


The Bollywood Industry in India out of its realm of being a film industry has become a tool to satisfy the Indian leaders and to fulfil their fantasies. The moment Pakistan became a nuclear power there were reports from people aware of the matter about a frequent surge in psychiatric sessions of the members belonging to Indian extremist groups. Since then, India due to helplessness has tried its best to revenge Pakistan through its Cinema Industry.

Billions have been spent by India on making useless movies just to push a false narrative against Pakistan that could have been used to resolve the ever surging poverty rate in the country. In another such attempt a movie ‘Mission Majnu’ will be released on 20th January 2023. Besides the fact that the movie is based on an absurd plot as depicted in the trailer, the provisions of International law and nuclear non-proliferation regimes were also ripped apart.

Mission Majnu has been claimed to be based on true events but it’s not more than a tale of one-sided concocted & fabricated story, cultural appropriation and misrepresentation with overload of ‘adaab – adaab’. The twitter users on both side of the border has called it a ‘flop comedy’ with the same illogical story line as used in the previous spy movies of India. It has become a custom in India that they hide their incapability by diverting the public attention towards bashing Pakistan using fantasies like Mission Majnu.

The trolls on the movie came up with some interesting comments. One of them wrote; “The only way this movie could be interesting and closer to the truth will be if there is a plot twist and Pakistan catches Siddharth on suspicion of being a spy because he uses adaab and janaab too frequently.” Another comment was; “Such an important story to tell. Without the success of Mission Majnu, Pakistan would be a nuclear armed state today.”
The movie trailer also faced backlash from international audience mainly the academia community who are calling it bogus and a laughing stock. Two main reasons behind it are;

• Pakistan did not posses a nuclear reactor processing weapon grade Uranium in 1970s. Pakistan had not started a military nuclear program until 1972. PARR-1 and KANUPP-1 both nuclear power plants were operated under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safeguards. IAEA safeguards ensure that a nuclear facility is not used for development of nuclear weapons.

• Pakistan and India both are not a signatory of Nuclear non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). The treaty legitimizes the military nuclear programs of states that tested their nuclear weapons before 1 January 1967. Still, this legitimization is only valid for the purposes of this treaty. Under this definition — and for the treaty purposes, only the U.S., Russia, United Kingdom, China and France are the legal possessors of nuclear weapons. India was the first country to violate this treaty when it tested its nuclear weapons under the project named “Smiling Buddha”.

For a streaming service giant like Netflix that earns a massive amount of revenue from Pakistan such propaganda films based on concocted lies is not less than a shame for such a reputed platform. Netflix should not release the movie through its platform as it could damage its reputation and may give birth to new assertions that it is being used as a tool of hybrid war by different states. It should refrain from becoming the Joseph Goebbels of Indian Nazis and promote reality-based content.

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