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Fathers' Day, Fathers' Way: Why 'No Fathers in Kashmir' made me think not of politics but simply of my dad's love

A mother's love has been celebrated numerous times on screen. In comparison, we often don't notice the love, protection and care our fathers give us. In Kashmir, it can make a crucial difference.

Amidst election season, when actor Soni Razdan was promoting No Fathers in Kashmir, fellow actor Kangana Ranaut was busy launching a tirade against Razdan’s daughter, Alia Bhatt, on Bollywood's now-famous nepotism and insider games. Much of Razdan’s time was spent providing answers to the charges being made by the Ranaut sisters. Perhaps then, it is no surprise that the movie came, was little seen and conquered even less.

But nobody puts a movie touches the usual issues associated with the Kashmir Valley — terrorism, the diverse complexities of the state, the fight for survival and the layers of fear — but also a lesser acknowledged fact.

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