Treatment of Social Evils in the Films and Poetry of Nagraj Manjule

Amit M. Titare


Nagraj Manjule is a dynamic and young revolutionary director who rejuvenated Marathi cinema with his films. He is a renowned poet, actor, director, filmmaker and scriptwriter. He is prominently famous for Pistulya, Fandry and Sairat. His movies reveal how caste prejudices are hovering on the minds of Indians. His movies are the reflection of the hollow thinking regarding creed, race, caste, class and religion in the modern India. He published a book of poem in Marathi entitled as ‘Unhachya Kata Virudhha’.
The present research paper is an attempt to place the Nagraj Manjule’s movies and poems within the social, cultural, political, and educational form of reformation. Nagraj Manjule creatively employs the features of reformation and reconstruction of society in his movies and poems by reflecting various harms of the society. He precisely intermingled self-experiences and brutal realities of the society in the movies and poems. He adds his own insight and depicts evils of the society in order to present a more comprehensive picture of the hierarchical society. His movies and poems are characterized by an evocative story and rustic dialogues, blending felt experiences and realities of the society.


Nagraj Manjule, Fandry, Sairat, Pistulya, Social Reformation.

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