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Papilio Buddha (2013)

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A band of displaced untouchables in Western Ghats of India embrace Buddhism in order to escape from caste oppression.


Jayan Cherian


Jayan Cherian (story), Jayan Cherian
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Kallen Pokkudan Kallen Pokkudan ... Kariyan
Saritha Saritha ... Manjusree
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Prakash Bare ... Sp
David Briggs ... Jack
Narayanan Nair ... Chief Minister
Kallen Pokudan Kallen Pokudan ... Kariyan
Sreejith Ramanan Sreejith Ramanan ... Dr.Prasannaraj
S.P. Sreekumar ... Shankran
Sujatha Sujatha ... Dalit activist
Antony Thekkek ... Gandhian Ram Das
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A band of displaced untouchables in Western Ghats of India embrace Buddhism in order to escape from caste oppression. Papilio Buddha explores the life of a group of displaced Dalits in the Western Ghats of India and probes the new identity politics based on Ambedkarism, gaining momentum among the Dalits in the region, in the milieu of an ongoing land struggle. Written by Anonymous

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Initially banned in India due to its criticism of Gandhi, it was only allowed release once speeches against the Mahatma were muted or blurred. See more »

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A Good Movie From Malayalam And No Acceptance
21 October 2015 | by liginmaneSee all my reviews

Excellent movie. We will see foreign movies and why not this, accept this good movie, Why Censering Good Movies ? We all appreciate the skills and works of foreign language movies, don't we have a shy. We should change our mind.Paplio Buddha is not a child movie or any other type movie, it is very excellent creation by the director Jayan K Cheriyan. If we don't look this movie as director's point of view everyone including juries also not accept this movie, if not include such dialogues and scenes in this movie there is no good movies will get to us.Social issues and exploitation should see as what it is otherwise movie will be a foolishness. This movie has done an excellent job in that category.

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15 March 2013 (India) See more »

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Wayanad, Kerala, India

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