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RAAJNEETI and the politics of the underdogs

June 8, 2010 06:57:32 PM IST
Enkayaar, Bollywood Trade News Network
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While Ajay Devgn may have been miffed about the fact that he has not been given the kind of mileage in RAAJNEETI, he has been impressive in playing the role of an underdog, representing a class of society, the backward and the scheduled caste, which are seldom talked about in any manner in the world of Hindi cinema. Ajay Devgn therefore needs to be complemented for having the conviction to play the role of a leader from the community, which otherwise lives at the fringe of the society, and adding a sense of respect to the class.

Indeed if one were to find such performances in the world of Hindi cinema the instances of such kind are quite rare, as their exists a sense of reluctance to play characters representing views of those who are living at the fringe of the society. While cinema of Bengal has been rather accommodative in providing screen space to such content, Hindi cinema is rather miserly in this regard. Some of these films are



MRIGYA: The film which gave to the world of cinema an actor of the caliber of Mithun Chakraborty, who unfortunately could not match up to the same level of performance, provided an insight into the manner in which downtrodden can stand up to fight for their rights.

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