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Sairat and the radical possibilities of Love

 

Watched the Marathi film, Sairat in the theatre yesterday and am still so bowled over by the film. For a change it was wonderful to look at how caste got addressed in the film within the larger context of inter-caste love. The first half of the film introduces us to its context – gender, class, caste, electoral politics. It is shot so amazingly beautifully! For me this first half really spells out what it might be like to fall in love and something like this I really haven’t encountered in cinema in India in a long time. The second half brings in living with this love. I was and am still taken aback by how wonderfully nuanced this film is with regard to class, caste and gender. Continue reading