Tamil film-maker Pa. Ranjith of Kabali and Madras fame has triggered an ideological spat between Ambedkarites, Periyarists and Tamil nationalists after his public outburst against director Ameer for seeking to delink late medical aspirant Anitha from her possible identity as a Dalit girl. At a meeting here, Mr. Ameer had said that there was no need to underscore the Ariyalur girl’s caste while fighting against the NEET. Instead, she should be seen as a Tamil girl.
The audio launch of the much-awaited 2.0, actor Rajinikanth latest film, directed by Shankar with music composed by A.R. Rahman and produced by Lyca Productions, will be held at the Burj Park in Dubai on October 27. The grand event will feature a live performance by Mr. Rahman in the presence of Rajinikanth, co-star Akshay Kumar and others. The production house says that several other performances, possibly by international stunt artistes, are also likely to be held.
How many times are we going to see films that portray those living in the slums as anti-social elements walking around with sharp knives and machetes intimidating people and the police? These narratives keep getting recycled despite nuanced portrayals of North Madras in movies such as Pa. Ranjith’s Madras.
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