Cinema, literature can help bring new India, say students


They are young, energised and want to see their country free from wrong deeds. Students of Government College of Teacher Education, who came to watch the screening of Nagraj Manjule’s “Fandry” at DIFF, believe that cinema and literature have the power to build a new India.

Manjule, who just won the jury award for “Fandry” at the recently concluded Mumbai International Film Festival, presented his first feature film in front of critics, filmmakers and young students at the ongoing DIFF.

The Marathi film, revolving around an “untouchable” (Dalit) boy and his love for a girl from a higher caste, was presented to a packed house in Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts at McLeod Ganj here and when it concluded, the audience applauded.

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