Derogatory remarks in Films

Manohar and everybody concerned,

It is precisely for these reason you and all of us should have seen this and all other films. It will help us understand how the society imagines the dalit, dalit bahujan and adivasis and we should be able to better criticize them.

Simply “banning” and turning a blind eye to it is not the solution. If that is the solution, how can you make a film with a Sardarji, a Muslim, or for that matter anybody in a film, because everybody in a way represents everybody and in a creative arts field you cannot question the artist but of course critise their work.

If Dalit literature has the right to swear at a Brahmin priest or other non-dalits the vice-versa should also stand true.

Unfortunately, I shall only be able to see it (the film Jogwaa) after it comes on DVD.

Regards,

Prashant

— On Wed, 2/3/10, MANOHAR DAVANE <manohartiss@gmail.com> wrote:

From: MANOHAR DAVANE <manohartiss@gmail.com>

Subject: Re: [HumanHorizons] Anyone to take up this issue ?

To: humanhorizons@yahoogroups.co.uk

Received: Wednesday, February 3, 2010, 5:42 PM

I DIDNT SAW THIS MOVIE I HATE IT BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS MARKETISATION  THE CONSUMERISATION OF DALIT ISSUES .THE CRITICS ,THE AUDIENCE ENJOYING THE PRODUCER AND SOMEONE NAMED LIMAYE (IS THIS ACTOR IS BAHUJAN?)ALL ARE CELEBRATION THE WOUNDS OF DEVDASI .WE SHOULD TAKE STAND POINT THAT THIS MOVIE IS NOTHING BUT SOMETHING EXITING MOMENT FOR THE PEOPLE OF UNREALISTIC WORLD.

On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 7:08 PM, lalit Khandare <lalitkhandare@ yahoo.co. uk> wrote:

Dear friends,

The movie “JOGVA” a national award winning movie,  is on sensitive topic of Jogta and Jogtin/ Devdasi, however they are insensitive towards Dalits.

Has some of the derogatory dialogues against “Dalits” ,Mahars and Chambhars in Maharashtra.

Following are the dialogues

“Kashyapai apan satpan sodav..  kon ahe

“Anu” kay kela tyane, hich tyachya galyat padli…

Kutlya maharavar pot phadun phirtiya yello aai jano”

“Chambhar chowkasya kashya karaya”

Please confirm if this correct and suggest possible actions.

Best regards,

lalit Khandare