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Mixed handling of Caste in Shekhar Kammula’s “Love Story”

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  Moses Tulasi  *Spoiler Alert: The piece contains an analysis of the film and inadvertently has to divulge certain plot details.* When was the last time one had seen a Dalit character playing a protagonist in Telugu films before the OTT revolution? Shekhar Kammula’s recent Telugu film ‘Love Story’ deserves to be applauded in that …

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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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The Bahujan have a common enemy: Kuffir

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Kuffir  (Transcript of his speech at the ‘Discussion on the Constitutionality and Progressiveness of the EWS Quota for the so-called Upper Castes and the Repercussions for the SC/ST/OBC/Pasmanda Representation‘ held on 25th of Feb, 2019 at the Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh, Fort, Mumbai.) Thank you. Jai Bhim. I have listened to all the speakers. They …

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If all the accused are innocent, then who killed the Tsundur Dalits?

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  Duddu Prabhakar On August 6 of 1991, around 11 am in the morning the high caste mob of Reddy’s and Kapu’s from Tsundur, Valiveru, Modukuru and Munnangi Vari Palem, with the help of police pursued and hacked to death Dalits from Tsundur. After four days, 8 corpses (7 Malas, 1 Madiga) were recovered from …