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Aapka poora naam kya hai?

February 2, 2012

The cast in this short film: Sharma- Rajesh, Mishra- Nishant, Choudhury- Roshan, Dalit- Dinamani
Camera- Babita, Script and Direction- Dinamani (dina_bhim@yahoo.co.in). Special thanks to Anoop for making the office available for the shoot.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. February 2, 2012 4:09 PM

    One suggestion – Instead of writing ‘Dalit- Dinamani’, you should write – ‘Mohan – Dinamani’.

    • Dina Nath permalink
      May 27, 2012 12:04 PM

      Thanks for the suggestion. I’ve changed it. You may watch the video on Youtube.com
      by searching ‘short film: Caste discrimination’ and you’d get to know about the change.

  2. February 2, 2012 4:12 PM

    Disgusting but widely prevalent, not just in India but also in many other parts of the world. If not caste, people want to know the clan, tribe, etc and all because they are somehow linked to socio-political hierarchies. Immediate withdrawal, as shown in the video, must be rare. I haven’t seen people being compliant so easily.

  3. Kumarpushp permalink
    February 5, 2012 5:29 AM

    Nice short movie .I had met Hindus in Europe and middle east where they live like rats but in india they shows there true colour.160 million Dalits and 120 million Muslims and Christians should join together to give two finger to Hindus in india and abroad.

    • February 11, 2012 12:13 AM

      I guess you never learnt about the follies of over-generalization.

    • Ram Sharma permalink
      February 15, 2012 1:05 AM

      I come from a Indian village. Once upon a time Dalits were treated as untouchables by Muslims. I have friends from Pakistan, and caste distinction among Muslims is only slightly different from Hindus. South Africa was, for decades, a white Christian ruled country where native blacks were treated worst than the Dalits in India. And when a Dalit gains authority, such as Babu Jagajivan Ram, Meera Kumar, Mayavati etc., they are given respect and upper caste Hindus even touched their feet. The short movie is very misleading, as the Dalit character shuts up the two Brahmin characters and they meekly obey him. Obviously, whatever they say in his absence does not amount to discrimination. Finally, Indians do not live like rats in Western countries. Looks like you neither know India nor the West.

  4. richardws permalink
    February 8, 2012 7:05 PM

    ..This is applicable to ‘North’ India I believe (North being the definition used by the southern state), ‘coz As far as I can recall, ‘surname’ is not compulsory or mandatory in a lot of southern states.

    ..Also, the setting looks like it is a govt. office. I think in these years, somebody can lose their jobs, pension etc. for treating someone like this. But, if this is indeed the case after 30-40+ years of reservation, and trying to bring equality in society, then it is an utter failure of the implementation of that wonderful policy !

    • February 11, 2012 12:18 AM

      I think the very fact that reservation has had to continue for so long is an indication of how badly it has failed at achieving its objectives. By the little personal experience I have of its results, I think it has just become a way for those who are well-off but come from one of the “reserved” categories to get freebies at the expense of the the poor from the “high” and the “low” castes. For instance, I cannot see any rationale behind the son of an IAS officer living in a metropolis getting reservation benefits for admission to, say IIT, at the expense of the daughter of a poor daily wage laborer living in a remote village. In its current form, reservation is a complete perversion of the idea of the social justice

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