Basic info
  1. Director: Nagraj Manjule
  2. Alternative Title: Wild
  3. Country: India; Year: 2016; Language: Marathi; Runtime: 174 min; Color: Color
  4. Studio: Essel Vision Productions; Aatpaat Production
  5. Producer: Nishant Roy Bombarde, Kulkarni Gargee, Nitin Keni, Nagraj Manjule, Nikhil Sane; Writer: Nagraj Manjule, Bharat Manjule; Cinematographer: Sudhakar Reddy Yakkanti; Editor: Kutub Inamdar; Composer: Ajay Gogavale, Atul Gogavale
  6. Cast: Rinku Rajguru, Akash Thosar, Arbaz Shaikh, Tanaji Galgunde, Suresh Vishwakarma, Suraj Pawar, Anuja Mule, Bhushan Manjule, Chhaya Kadam, Rubina Inamdar, Nagraj Manjule, Shivam More, Mithunchandra Chaudhari, Jyoti Subhash
Synopsis
Sairat’s heroine is Archana or Archi Patil, a plucky college-going student in a Maharashtra village; the hero is young Parshaya, her plucky college mate and the village cricket team’s captain. She is the spoilt daughter of the wealthy political kingpin in the village. She rides a motorbike to college and drives a tractor on her family’s vast sugarcane farms. He is the fisherman’s son, living on the outskirts of the village that demarcates its Dalit ghetto from the upper-caste neighbourhood. The village erupts in violence to keep the lovers apart and it follows them as they flee to the city to build their lives together. Then, tragedy strikes. (BBC)
Interesting links
  1. Review by Nandini Ramnath in The Scroll
  2. Review by S Shivakumar in The Hindu
  3. Interview of Nagraj Manjule & Rinku Rajguru with Anupama Chopra (Part 1 & Part 2)
  4. Debate on Sairat and Ambedkar’s Idea of India on NDTV by Ravish Kumar
Where to watch/buy?
  1. Watch on YouTube
  2. Buy on Amazon or YouTube
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