ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Managing the Crisis-Bharateeyudu and the Ambivalence of Being Indian

The films of Shankar and Maniratnam have acquired a following that goes beyond the traditional class' audience because of their direct and innovative engagement with the present But to read Shankar's Bharateey udu as an argument for liberalisation is to miss the point. What the film demonstrates unequivocally is that something is indeed wrong with our liberalised or liberalising present, that it requires re-evaluation and intervention.

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