I watched the movie called Papilio Buddha.
by director and written by Jayan Cherian.
it is a Malilyalam film taking about society issues with the objective eyes not imposing opinion of the film makers. It also has beautiful camera work, similar to famouse bengali film director satajit ray. It takes time to develop the scene instead of every flame and moment trying to entertain the audience. There is long shots of a man walking, the boat and the the people on the hill.
It also touches the taboo of the indian politics, idealizing and making an political icon over the Gandhi. It has been over idealized and taught in school actually to keep the political power in the gandhi family.
I didn't realise that the cheap books that book shop is selling (50 rupees, 1$) about autobiography of gandhi is actually propagenda and not best seller. It has been used
Papilio Buddha is the story of a group of displaced dalits in the Western Ghats of India. Their struggle against the local powers and government is told through the eyes of Shankaran, an educated youth, who is indifferent to the resistance movement runs by his father Karian, a one time communist now feels betrayed by the movement. The film brings into focus, an example of the epic land struggles, which are fought in various regions of the state and all over India, and the oppression of indigenous people by the powerful political and social establishments. It is also mapping the environmental degradation and abuse of pristine mountain habitats by outside forces