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Can you unlove your stars?

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  Amarnath Sandipamu  Please read the previous part of this article here. Manufacturing a star A film is a cultural product that takes shape through the labours of over 24 departments popularly referred to as the ‘24 crafts’ if not more. All the junior artists, side dancers, lightmen, camera assistants, drivers, sanitation professionals, electricians, cooks …

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When Chiranjeevi cannot sanitise ‘Aaj ka Goonda Raaj’

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  Amarnath Sandipamu In 1991, Chiranjeevi acted in a film called Gang Leader. The summer release was a box office sensation in Telugu cinema. Within a year, it got remade in Hindi as Aaj ka Goonda Raaj. Almost three decades later, in 2020, the film and its star seem more relevant than ever before. Despite …

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A film that celebrates the memory of Bhima Koregoan

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  Amarnath Sandipamu In January of 2017, at the screening of my film Bommalollu – The Puppeteers in Bangalore, Karthik Navayan, who then worked at Amnesty, introduced me to a young man as an apprentice at his organisation. He said he was interested in filmmaking and was enthusiastically happy about meeting me and another friend …

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Interview with Dr Manisha Bangar on Current Issues & the Mulnivasi Bahujan movement

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  Round Table India In this episode of the Ambedkar Age series, Round Table India talks to Dr Manisha Bangar, Vice President, BAMCEF. In the interview, Dr Manisha Bangar talks about a wide spectrum of current issues, and the Mulnivasi Bahujan perspective on them. She explicates the conceptual underpinnings of the Mulnivasi Bahujan movement, traces …

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Interview with Kiruba Munusamy, Supreme Court Lawyer

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  Round Table India In the latest episode of the Ambedkar Age series, we talk to Kiruba Munusamy, Judicial Activist and Lawyer practising in the Supreme Court of India. {youtube}xcZDB3f8DVg{/youtube} In the Ambedkar Age series of videos, Round Table India aims to produce documentaries, interviews, talks on contemporary issues and debates from a Dalit Bahujan …