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Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (2000)

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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Credited cast:
Mammootty ... Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
Sonali Kulkarni ... Ramabai Ambedkar
Mohan Gokhale Mohan Gokhale ... Mahatma Gandhi
Mrinal Kulkarni ... Dr. Kabir
Alisa Bosschaert Alisa Bosschaert
Ma Jivan Mary Ma Jivan Mary ... Rosa Epstein
Tirlok Malik Tirlok Malik ... Lala Lajpatrai
Govind Namdeo
Anjan Srivastav
Rahul Solapurkar Rahul Solapurkar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Priya Bapat ... young Sonali Kulkarni
Luan Bexheti ... Friend of Ambedkar
Stacie Johnsen Stacie Johnsen ... Patron (as Stacie Kellie)
Namrata Kadam Namrata Kadam ... Babasaheb ambedkar's sister
Pramode Kumar ... Narsingh Rao (as Pramod Kumar)
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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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Country:

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Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

15 December 2000 (India) See more »

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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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A masterpiece and the most honest account of Ambedkar's life.
17 July 2015 | by pkgodhyaSee all my reviews

Every scene of the movie is well directed.The movie shows the true history of our nation which includes the struggle of Dr Ambedkar for the upliftment of oppressed classes.Also,there has not been a greater scholar in our country.The movie acknowledges this fact as well. The brutality of hindus upon untouchables and the denial of their human rights reflects the hypocrisy of hindu leaders who were demamding swaraj. The untouchables were not allowed to drink water from public wells.They were given rooms for rent.Dr Ambedkar himself had to suffer these ignominies when he returned to India after finishing his education in America to serve Baroda state.Gandhi ji whom we all considers a great leader opposed ambedkar's demand of separate electorates.The movie shows that even Gandhi was very apologetic of the chaturvarnya which is the root of casteism.The character of Babasaheb's wife has been also portrayed well.

All in all,the movie enriches our knowledge bank and also gives inspiration.


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