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‘Jhund’ is like a spark that celebrates the essence of Being

  Neeraj Bunkar The movie Jhund is based on the life of Vijay Barse, who transformed the lives of slum children through football in Nagpur. Although the story of the movie is predictable, the way Nagraj weaves in anecdotes really takes it to another level. Nagraj Manjule, a committed storyteller, wrote and directed this movie …


Gehraiyaan – A story of ‘Caste(less)’ characters

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  Neeraj Bunkar The movie Gehraiyaan is directed by Shakun Batra who has also written the script with Ayesha Devitre, Sumit Roy and Yash Sahai. The movie stars actors like Deepika Padukone, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Ananya Pandey, Dhairya Karva, Naseeruddin Shah, and Rajat Kapoor in the lead roles. Gehraiyaan has a lot of layers, subplots and …


‘Life of an Outcast’- A challenge to the popular Hindi cinema

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  Neeraj Bunkar   Cinema is the reflection of the society, which manifests the realities of the actual world. There are multiple methods of filmmaking. In the popular Hindi cinema, caste-based realities are often ignored. In the case where caste is being discussed, it is a high probability that Dalits will be shown as submissive …


Parched and Feminism: Are All Women’s Stories the Same?

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  Asha Singh In the past few days, I have noticed that a few of my Dalit-Bahujan friends are engaged in an uncritical celebration of Leena Yadav’s feature film titled ‘Parched’. I would like to talk about Parched, based on the content of the film and the interview of the Director conducted by National Dastak.i …