In a recent cyber intrusion, Pakistani hackers successfully breached the Indian Gazette’s official website, replacing the display with the movie title “Dhai Chaal.” The thriller, based on real-life events surrounding the arrest of Indian Spy Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav, garnered attention as the hackers also replaced the Indian flag with Pakistan’s flag featuring an eagle.
Twitter user SOURCE (@SourceOSINT) broke the news on social media, urging users to verify the claim by visiting the compromised website. The screenshot shared by SOURCE displayed messages left by the hackers, emphasizing the urgency of watching the movie for further details about the hack.
Dr Irfan Ashraf, the producer of “Dhai Chaal,” highlighted the film’s focus on paying tribute to the sacrifices of Balochistan’s locals, promoting the positive impact of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and exposing Indian-sponsored terrorism in the region. The movie aims to shed light on the activities of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and showcase Pakistan’s reality to the world in a nuanced manner.
The storyline of “Dhai Chaal” revolves around the arrest of Kulbhushan Jadhav, a serving Indian intelligence officer, by Pakistani security forces on March 3, 2016. Dr Ashraf underscored the need for a film project that unveils the hidden stories of Pakistan’s achievements and the resilience of its security forces against adversarial forces.
Despite the cyber incident, “Dhai Chaal” gained immense popularity, with hashtags such as “#DhaiChaalMovie,” “#StandWithDrIrfan,” “#CPEC,” and “#DhaiChaalinCinema” dominating discussions on social media platform X. The film received widespread acclaim at the box office, drawing large audiences who praised its unique presentation of Balochistan’s narrative.
The success of “Dhai Chaal” has sparked conversations about its impact on shaping perceptions of Pakistan’s history and the struggles faced by its people. Dr Irfan Ashraf’s innovative storytelling approach has set a precedent, bringing attention to the untold stories of the country’s achievements and resilience in the face of challenges.
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