Fandry is a rigorous cinematic exercise for viewers to contemplate on: what kind of society we have become; what kind of cinema this society has produced; and what kind of society cinema has constructed, in which a man is denied love just because he is Dalit.
In an interview with Firstpost, composer Alokananda Dasgupta talks about growing up among some of India's greatest intellectuals, the unanticipated magnitude of Sacred Games' success, and how India is slowly waking up to the wonders of original soundtracks.
To understand why Article 15 is not as progressive a film as it's being made out to be, we need to look at the Nagraj Manjule-directed Fandry
Dalit portrayal in cinema: Brahminical ideology has caused filmmakers to present a limited view of the community
Brahminism has defined the rules for Indian cinema in its portrayal of the Dalit experience, such that victimhood has been made the essence of Dalit life
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Nagraj Manjule may be better known as the director of Fandry and Sairat, but it is with his poetry hat he has achieved something truly phenomenal
While it will not be much of a task for Dharma to recreate Sairat's soul-stirring music in Dhadak, what really counts is the intent behind the remake.
Faster Fene is not a Fandry or Natrang that will make it to the list of 'Marathi Movies to Watch Before You Turn 37 ' or something, but it is certainly a film that can open up Marathi cinema to a wider audience
The Marathi film industry has always nurtured cinematic gems, and films like Kaasav, Ventilator and Dashakriya winning 2017's top National Awards is proof.
Screened as the opening film of the Indian Film Festival The Hague, Sairat left the Dutch audiences shocked. many of them walked up to Manjule to tell him that the final image of the film continues to haunt them even after a couple of days.
Fandry and Sairat director Nagraj Manjule has been accused of domestic abuse and negligance by his ex-wife Sunita Manjule.
The irony is that 'Sairat' was released on the same day as an old-as-the-hills masala action romance pointlessly named 'Baaghi'
Also, with the runtime of only 85 minutes, Chauranga feels overcrowded with characters and subplots
After Chauranga ends, the statistics on screen inform you that two Dalits are murdered everyday.
Killa is idyllic without being indulgent
For all the conversations that the FFI may spark with its selections in India, it doesn't change how this selection is one very small step in the climb towards getting an actual Oscar nomination and then winning it.
Not for a moment does anyone in Fandry betray they're acting. This is a film in which fiction feels intensely and painfully real.
A charming love story set against the backdrop of a poor village in arid Maharashtra, this is a film that builds up to its final shot – destined to be iconic – with little manipulation or foreboding.