Rajiv Kumar’s film on futility of Naxal movement released

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Rajiv Kumar (IPS:1981:JH)
Rajiv Kumar (IPS:1981:JH)
Rajiv Kumar (IPS:1981:JH)

The screening of a film titled ‘Pratyavartan’ was held in Ranchi today which was attended by hundreds of officers in IAS, IPS, IFS and state service officers in Ranchi. The script of the film, underlining & visualising the futility of naxal movement, has been authored by  Rajiv Kumar (IPS:1981:JH), DG, Home Guards & Fire Services.

The film was screened at Fun Cinema, Ranchi. The two-hour film is social-messaging about the futility of “pursuing the flawed ideology of the Naxals”.

The film is produced by the Jharkhand Police Nayi Disha Creative. “A few of the cast members are from Bengal, the rest are all locals or policemen,” said Kumar. The director is from West Bengal, he added.

Kumar said the idea for scripting the film came from a play that was staged in various Maoist-affected areas. Kumar was instigated to work on this play in August 2002, when he was DIG, Palamu. “The then DGP R R Prasad suggested that I work on a play to expose the ideology and show the real face of these people,” he pointed out.

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