The officials however said that the movie was not banned instead the cinema hall owners were scared of screening it, since the Uttar Pradesh civic polls were round the corner. The Muzaffarnagar riots of September 2013 that took place in the Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts of Uttar Pradesh had killed 60 people and displaced thousands of families. However, the film critics have given a very poor rating to the movie as the movie although set in the backdrop of the 2013 riots but instead is more of a typical formulaic action film.
Muzaffarnagar, the Burning Love is a love story of a Hindu boy and a Muslim girl set in the backdrop of the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots. The SC noted in its order the statement by the counsel that no order for banning the movie was passed by the authorities and the film was running in theatres even today. 1e1e36bf2d