Farah Naqvi on Dev -- the Sangh Parivar's "secularism"

Farah Naqvi on Dev in the Times of India.

I've been intentionally avoiding this film because I feared it would be like this. Many recent films promoting a version of 'secularism' have done so in a way that is actually extremely hostile to Muslims.

Sometimes when films investigate the painful elements of current events, it leads someplace interesting, as in Hey Ram! or Bombay. But other times, it's just ugly -- as in Gadar. I'd rather Bollywood not do films about communalism if the only films they make are the ones that pander to the complacency of the majority.