Palasa 1978 does not merely narrate the resistance of Dalits — the film sings it.
Indian cinema and the Dalit identity: Veyilmarangal's searing depiction of displacement, dreams and hope
Bijukumar Damodaran’s Veyilmarangal — like his other stories — is also dream-like, but set in a reality we ruthlessly ignore.
Indian cinema and the Dalit identity: In Dhanush's 2019 film Asuran, the rise of a new national hero
Asuran is a story of a Dalit, Sivasamy (played by Dhanush), and his family. It is an unusual story in that it doesn’t succumb to violence or revenge, but rises about it.
Indian cinema and the Dalit identity: In Pariyerum Perumal, love is the only meaningful resistance in a caste-society
Coming out of our caste-mentality is a freedom, but most of us fear this freedom, especially those who benefit by it. Pariyerum Perumal provides us the courage to emerge from this fear.