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V Shantaram
V Shantaram

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Among the leading filmmakers of Mumbai during the forties V Shantaram was arguably the most innovative and ambitious. From his first talkie Ayodhya ka Raja 1932 to Admi 1939 it was clear that he was a filmmaker with a distinct style and social concern whose films generated wide discussion and debate. He dealt with issues like cast system religious bigotry and women s rights. Even when Shantaram took up stories from the past he used these as parables to highlight contemporary situations. While Amirt Manthan 1934 opposed the senseless violence of Hindu rituals Dharmatama 1935 dealt with Brahmanical orthodoxy and cast system. Originally titled Mahatma the film was entirely banned by the colonial censor on the ground that it treated a sacred subject irreverently and dealt with controversial politics. Amarjyoti 1936 was an allegory on the oppression of women in which the protagonist seeks revenge. It could perhaps be called the first women s lib film in India.

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