A portrait of the one of our greatest social reformer of our times - Ambedkar. The film documents the period between 1901 and 1956. The film delves more into Ambedkar's life as a reformer, ... See full summary »

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Dr. Kabir
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young Sonali Kulkarni
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A portrait of the one of our greatest social reformer of our times - Ambedkar. The film documents the period between 1901 and 1956. The film delves more into Ambedkar's life as a reformer, while his personal life is sort of skimmed over. Ambedkar who is the first graduate of his community, the untouchables, is an unassuming young man. All he is concerned about, even when he goes to New York for further studies is that he's here to study, not get involved in political issues and rallies. His exchanges with Afro-Americans, his teachers who support Human Rights and the inclusion of the 14th Amendment in the US Constitution granting rights to African-Americans however rouse the reformer in him. While India is fighting against the British rule on the political level spear-headed by Mahatma Gandhi, Ambedkar wages a social battle against the Upper Caste Hindus. Ambedkar and Gandhi clash in their ideologies. Yet Gandhi admires Ambedkar and it is on his insistence that Ambedkar is made the ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Mammootty won the National award for best actor for his role See more »

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Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar: There have been many Mahatmas in India whose sole object was to remove Untouchability and to elevate and absorb the depressed classes, but everyone has failed in their mission.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar: Mahatmas have come, Mahatmas have gone but the Untouchables have remained as Untouchables.
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All times outstanding Biopic of Bollywood till date.

Dr. Jabber Patel hit the chord with the first look of the poster of the movie itself which drive me to watch the several times which I am unable to count in numbers. The very first quotation on the poster which loudly says "Great men created History, One man changed it- Dr. B. R. Ambedkar" made me to watch the movie like a mad fan. Whenever I watch Richard Attenborough's Gandhi, I salute his efforts in making such a magnificent work. If it would have been somebody else the project might have been something else which we might have not appreciated. Indian Film makers always failed to make a Biopic or a Historical work as we may count ASOKA, JODDHAAKBAR or BHAGAT SINGH where the makers failed to justify. Biopic or a Historical film needs to be research meticulously and handled sensitively. But it is sad to see lack of the geniuses in Bollywood film makers may be due to their strong market drive. But the Biopic of Dr. Ambedkar directed by genius Dr. Jabber Patel is an art of class which appealed everything it needs to make a perfect biopic. The sets are marvelous especially scenes like market area, parliament of India, railway station, tongs, vehicles train etc. Costume designing was of higher side. The script of the film was commendable. The cast especially Mr. Mammotty as Dr. B. R. Ambedkar was well justified with the attitude of perfection. Direction can be rated as number one of all times in making of Indian Biopic. This film appeals not to compromise while making of any Biopic in Bollywood and hope filmmakers will learn some lessons to upgrade themselves free of worries of Market strategies. All times outstanding Biopic of Bollywood till date.


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