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Review - '200: Halla Ho' Takes Caste Question Head-On

Amol Palekar, Sushma Deshpande, Rinku Rajguru, Barun Sobti, Saloni Batra

A apart re-enactment of a real-life adventure that befuddled the burghal of Nagpur some 15 years ago,

), addresses the accountable of degree oppression/systemic abandon with an effective, acicular aggregate of acrimony and acuity.

Drawing backbone from a bulk of agilely efficient, unwaveringly absolute performances by Amol Palekar, Sushma Deshpande, Rinku Rajguru, Barun Sobti, Saloni Batra and others, the administrator parlays the actual into an impactful account of abomination and abuse that transcends brand limitations.

A bustee of atrociously advised Dalit women adjudge on the activation of the moment to allocate mob amends to an upper-caste bent who rapes and kills with impunity. The badge about-face a dark eye to his misdeeds. The women, pushed to the wall, booty the law in their own hands.

may assume a blow uneven, but the blur is never borderline of the band it wants to booty as it probes the apparatus of the badge and the law as they accord with an aberrant bearings in which anecdotic the assaulters and framing specific accuse adjoin them proves to be a abrupt abundance to climb.

But the actual badge force that has no advisedly about giving a consecutive defacer a continued braiding pushes for a quick confidence of the Dalit women of Raahi Nagar bustee, bristles of whom are angled up and approved to be fabricated an archetype of.

The blur opens with the defining act of affront by the abject and besmirched - 200 women, armed with knives and chilli crumb and with their faces covered with their scarves and dupattas, barge into a commune cloister and lynch an undertrial. The policemen who adequate the bent for a decade are bent unawares. They run for cover.

The questions triggered by the barbarous advance anatomy the anecdotal barrier of the film.

, a Zee5 aboriginal movie, hinges on two Dalit characters - a awful admired retired adjudicator who is aloof of degree labels and a adolescent woman who has formed her way out of the Dalit bustee but is never accustomed to balloon area she has appear from.

As the badge advance post-haste to accept the bristles Raahi Nagar women, including the ageing but active Tarabai Kamble (Sushma Deshpande), bedevilled for the killing of Balli Chaudhary (Sahil Khattar), a action rages amid the counterbalanced access favoured by Amends Vitthal Dangde (Amol Palekar) and the added abrupt one adopted by a adolescent woman, Usha Surve (Rinku Rajguru), who believes abundant is enough.

The adjudicator has power, advantage and punditry and, not all that surprisingly, no backbone for anybody who brings up his degree identity; the adolescent woman, on the added hand, still has one bottom buried in the abandoned bustee that she grew up in. She cannot absolve off the indignities that her bodies are consistently subjected to.

Justice Dangde learns that Balli had 73 wounds on his anatomy and that his fingers, aerial and genitals were chopped of. It wasn't a annihilation but an execution, he says. We charge to acquisition out, he adds, why the women would accept resorted to such alarming violence.

The retired adjudicator is placed at the captain of a fact-finding board that includes announcer Poorva Sawhney (Saloni Batra), apostle Anwar Sheikh (Pradhuman Singh Mall) and mathematics assistant and civilian rights activist Avinash Avsare (Ishtiyak Khan). All four are affectionate appear the women, but the acknowledged luminary authoritative over them is attentive for accessible reasons. "

Dalit hona kisiki chastity ka affidavit nahin ho sakta

Usha Surve, the woman whose acknowledgment to the bustee marks the alpha of the end of Balli Chaudhary's administration of terror, has an accessory in Brahmin advocate Umesh Joshi (Barun Sobti). Not abandoned does he extend chargeless acknowledged casework to the arrested Dalit women, he additionally nurtures the achievement of marrying Usha admitting the latter's anxiety over the degree abysm that separates them.

isn't bedfast to Balli's depredations abandoned although his atrocities on the Raahi Nagar women are its affliction manifestation. The badge and the law are the accoutrements and legs of a ability anatomy that not abandoned lets degree bigotry go unchecked, but thrives on assiduity it.

Babasaheb Ambedkar's apprehension is arresting on the larboard bend of the anatomy aback the cops from the Vijay Nagar badge base led by chief ambassador Surest Patil (Upendra Limaye) ability Raahi Nagar to badger the women there into confessing that they lynched Balli in ample daylight.

Ironically, an Ambedkar account is acutely displayed on a bank in the badge station, as also, not so ironically, in the attorneys area the bristles women are put on trial. And in the comfortable home of Amends Dangde, Ambedkar is all-knowing although the cocked adjudicator is afraid to let that access his booty on the law. He isn't blessed to be alleged "a acclaimed Dalit judge".

It isn't as if Amends Dangde doesn't apperceive that the Dalits are poor, blank and decumbent to actuality denied justice. Aback the absoluteness hits him adamantine in the ambience of the Raahi Nagar women, he puts his doubts abaft him and plunges abrupt into a action adjoin gender and degree tyranny.

is that it is acutely acquainted of the acerbity of its theme. It does not, therefore, booty recourse to any celebratory balance or adult acerbity (as contempo Tamil films such as

accept done). Neither does it accord in to the upper-caste saviour affection (as, say, in Article 15).

It is the addled Dalit women themselves who angle up adjoin the horrors perpetrated by the politician-policeman-criminal nexus. The blur makes it a point to aback that their action adjoin abuse isn't a one-off pitched action - it is a boring action that isn't catastrophe anytime soon.

With a acclimatized amateur like Amol Palekar (back on the awning afterwards a continued break) headlining the cast, abstemiousness is congenital into the blur as a key storytelling tool. Rinku Rajguru and Saloni Batra, too, are in their elements although one cannot advice activity the latter's role could accept done a little added fleshing out. Sushma Deshpande's achievement additionally stands out.

The autograph contributes to befitting a bound rein on the film's tonal accent alike as it articulates abhorrence and acerbity at the amusing distortions and acknowledged loopholes that acquiesce the best abhorrent violations of animal rights in the name of degree supremacy.

is an important blur and not aloof because it takes the degree catechism head-on. It stays accurate to its purpose, abrogation no allowance for any concoction of its pertinent theme.

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