Political Commentary Through Dalit Filmmaker Pa Ranjith in Sarpatta Parambarai Film


  • B. Raja Assistant Professor, Department of Fashion Communication, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bengaluru, India


Dalit, Pa Ranjith, Tamil film, Sarpatta Parambarai


Pa Ranjith is the first filmmaker in India to experience financial success while presenting Dalit characters as protagonists and giving attention to the long-lasting caste inequality that persists in the tamil film Industry, even though there have been affirmative action policies and laws against discrimination for many years, by briefly looking at one tamil film Sarpatta Parambarai (2021), written and directed by Pa Ranjith. The article will offer a critical reading of ‘Sarpatta Parambarai’. This article proposes to use ethnography research. The research will be a qualitative study, and the methodology will be an analysis of the film observation and the use of secondary research resources to build up affirmation of my topic. Ranjith has developed a thriving cultural hub in Tamil Nadu to strengthen the Dalit community, formerly called "untouchables." The objective is to convert a well-known culture that has always stereotyped or disregarded individuals from lower castes in tamil films. He has endeavored to highlight dalit culture by including dalit protagonists in his film and depicting their way of life, using native Tamil slang, music, cuisine, and at least a dozen components that accurately represent their life as can be.


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B. Raja, “Political Commentary Through Dalit Filmmaker Pa Ranjith in Sarpatta Parambarai Film”, IJRESM, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 73–76, Mar. 2023.