Girish Kasaravalli — a kaleidoscope on societal foibles

Girish Kasaravallii I am not making a “perfect” film, I am making an “imperfect” film. To me, cinema is a powerful tool for challenging existing notions. -Girish Kasaravalli   True to his stated philosophy and approach to cinema, noted Padmashri Awardee Kannada Cinema auteur Girish Kasaravalli has been chiseling his cinema spotlighting on prevalent socio-political concerns, […]

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Violence: a Rite of ‘Dalit Identity’ Discourse?

“Idhu namma kaalam. Ezhundhu vaa!” (lit. “This is our time. Arise & Arrive”) Dialogue from Pa. Ranjith’s Sarpatta Parambarai, which revolves around boxing, a bloody, violent sport and identity of clan prestige.   Mahatma Gandhi epitomised non-violence as a potent tool to express one’s strong dissension against injustice. His peaceful protests against the brutal force […]

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