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Two Crafty “Suhaag Raat” Scenes

The wedding night or the suhaag raat still has a lot of significance in Indian culture. The conservative Indian society still banishes pre-marital sex and thus the wedding night is supposed to be the first time the bride and the groom make their relationship sexual, with the acceptance of the society. Indian cinema has used…

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Thoughts on Fandry’s Marketing Strategy

Nagraj Manjule’s extra-ordinary debut film Fandry recently had its world television premiere. The television premiere too was well promoted much like the release of the film in the theatres. With the television broadcast one can say the fairly aggressive marketing campaign of the film has nearly come to an end. In the last decade or…

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Fandry Movie Review: Searing Portrayal of Adolescent Love and Caste Discrimination

The upper-caste youth of India consider the reservations in the premier educational institutions( like the IITs and IIMs) as a punishment for something their ‘great-great-grandfathers’ did to somebody else’s ‘great-great-grandfathers’. Though there might be some substance in their argument that it compromises merit as there is indeed a big question mark on the effectiveness of…