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Nagraj Manjule: Exposing Merit – A Hoax of the Caste Society!

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Utkarsh Manav If a person from an ex-untouchable community becomes a well known personality in any field or makes his presence felt in any sector, these days he gets a prefix attached to his profession and that prefix is ‘Dalit’1. The insertion of this prefix seems to imply this community was not meant to be …

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Why Manjule succeeded where the Benegals have failed

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  Vaibhav Wasnik Now for starters, I have not seen this movie Sairat. But as will be obvious, everything I have written below will remain the same after I see the movie. The fact that the director Mr Manjule is from our Ambedkarite community, working in a medium with hardly any representation from us dalits, …

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Sairat, a big slap on Brahminical caste society

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  Nitin Dhaktode Much awaited Marathi movie ‘Sairat’ by Nagraj Manjule has been released on 29th April. Manjule, who debuted with ‘Fandry’, a big hit, has come up with another outstanding one. It is a big slap to the dominant castes who carry Brahminical values in their minds, and makes everyone to think on such …

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“Dear Shaalu…Only yours, Jambavant.”

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  Sanket Garud Director Nagraj Manjule’s Fandry is undoubtedly one of the most brilliant and unusual piece of Art in Marathi cinema, and in international cinema at large. Fandry, is no ordinary film, but an expression so strong that it’s shaken the Indian caste stereotypes and has stoned the wall of illusion which falsely projects …

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From Fandry to Masaan – The Journey of Shaalu

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  Nishant Roy Bombarde For times immemorial, the Ganges has marked the geography, history & mythology of the concept that we call India today. Mighty empires have risen & fallen on its banks. It has been the lifeline of the populace inhabiting the neighbouring areas for centuries. But her most important purpose makes her stand …

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The Semiotics of Fandry

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  Nilesh Kumar “Wisdom is born in pain, suppression and insult. Experiences lead to the creation of best works” Kannada poet Mudnakudu Chinnaswamy said in a speech at Akhila Bharatha Kannada Sahitya Sammelana in Madikeri, early this year. Director/writer Nagraj Manjule too, in his debut feature film ‘Fandry’ (pig in Kaikadi language), with his indelible …