A Jewish human rights organization asks Amazon to remove Bawaal

Posted: 4 months ago

I’m curious as to how the news if Bawaal’s storyline reached them. But their reaction is a hundred percent justified.  


Here’s the full article:

SWC Calls on Amazon Prime to Remove Bawaal – An Indian Film that Misappropriates the Nazi Holocaust and Auschwitz

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July 25, 2023

The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC), a leading human rights NGO dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Nazi Holocaust, is urging Amazon Prime to remove the film Bawaal due to its outlandish abuse of the Nazi Holocaust as a plot device. Directed by well-known Indian filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari, the film’s storyline which is set in contemporary times, leads to scenes in which the protagonists enter a gas chamber in Auschwitz and are suffocated while wearing striped clothing. Hitler is used as a metaphor in the movie for human greed, with the main protagonist, saying to his wife: “We’re all a little like Hitler, aren’t we?”

“Auschwitz is not a metaphor. It is the quintessential example of Man’s capacity for Evil,” charged SWC Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action, Rabbi Abraham Cooper.

“By having the protagonist in this movie declare that ‘Every relationship goes through their Auschwitz,’ Nitesh Tiwari, trivializes and demeans the memory of 6 million murdered Jews and millions of others who suffered at the hands of Hitler’s genocidal regime.”

“If the filmmaker’s goal was to gain PR for their movie by reportedly filming a fantasy sequence at the Nazi death camp, he has succeeded. Amazon Prime should stop monetizing Bawaal by immediately removing this banal trivialization of the suffering and systematic murder of millions of victims of the Nazi Holocaust,” Rabbi Cooper concluded. 

For further information, please email Michele Alkin, Director of Global Communications at [email protected] or Shawn Rodgers at [email protected], join the Center on Facebook, or follow @simonwiesenthal for news updates sent directly to your Twitter feed.

Edited by IAmLuvBolly - 4 months ago
Posted: 4 months ago

Amazon right ? 

Ironically this is the 2nd time in less than a year they were asked to removed a movie for hurting anti Semitic sentiment 


They didn’t do it before so let’s see 

Posted: 4 months ago

Ayi yi yi….what did I tell ya! Tiktok ke zamane main aise Chapadganju film nahin banane ka. Ab bhugtoh

Posted: 4 months ago

This is really bad for the film, what was nitesh tiwari thinking when making this movie?

Posted: 4 months ago

Stay in school, kids and pay attention when they teach you about major events in world history lest you meet the same fate as these two dumb star kids?

Posted: 4 months ago

What is Sara Ali Khan’s take on this by the way? Last I heard she was a major fan of Varun Dhawan and World War II events?

Posted: 4 months ago

Feel bad for 2/10 ppl who were planning to watch it..

Posted: 4 months ago

Holocaust or not Holocaust, you can't say anything or show anything when it comes to Jews.. this is world no 1 rule? ... Who are we fooling here ? 

Edited by YourCat - 4 months ago

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