Ranjit Bawa calls “Toofan Singh” ban depressing (Trailer)
Chandigarh: Following the ban on his debut movie “Toofan Singh” by Censor Board of India, the Ranjit Bawa and the makers of the film called a press conference in Chandigarh and expressed their resentment on the decision.
Toofan Singh is a semi-biographical story based on Bhai Jugraj Singh Toofan and his pursuit for justice and equality for all. The story charters the journey of survival of a young boy growing up in Punjab during the turbulent 1980’s. Devastated by the deteriorating law and order situation, Toofan Singh is forced to fight against corruption, crime and brutality in order to protect society regardless of religion, caste or creed.
The life and heroics of Bhai Jugraj Singh Toofan cemented his name in modern day Punjabi folklore amongst all sections of society. Over one million people of all faiths attended the funeral when he lost his life to Police bullets at the tender age of nineteen.
“We have worked extremely hard and responsibly to ensure Toofan Singh meets the highest standards of Indian cinema. This film is an inspirational and fact based story which will serve to clear misconceptions and unite communities about a little understood period of Punjab history. Although we are disappointed that the censor has taken these steps, we are confident that truth will triumph and will take all measures necessary to ensure this is the case” stated Baghal Singh, the debut director of the feature film.