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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 …

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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 …

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Serious Men – Not so Serious about Dalit Realities

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Neeraj Bunkar The recently released ‘Serious Men’ is an Indian Hindi language comedy drama film directed by Sudhir Mishra. The film is based on a book of the same name by Manu Joseph. This movie revolves around the issue of child genius scams. Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Ayyan Mani) plays a migrant Tamil Dalit man who lives …

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‘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 …

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Covid-19: Bhilwara Model, Breaking the myth of merit

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Neeraj Bunkar While the whole world is fighting with the Corona pandemic, India too has not been able to keep itself out of its grasp. On January 30th, 2020, the first case in India was reported in Kerala. The number rose to 3 by the February 5th, when some students returned to India from China’s …