5 Bollywood Movies That Were Casteist

Published:Nov 22, 202322:30
5 Bollywood Movies That Were Casteist

That is an absurd degree of casteism, Bollywood.

1. Dhadak (2018)

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For a film that was purported to be a remake of Sairat, which portrays caste discrimination absolutely and unabashedly, Dhadak not solely minimises it, but additionally equalises it with class-based discrimination. Apart from Madhu's (Ishaan Khattar) father mentioning that they belong to an oppressed neighborhood a few instances, caste is totally erased within the movie.

2. Khoobsurat (2014)

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In Khoobsurat, Manju (Kirron Kher) refers to Queen Nirmala Devi Rathore (Ratna Pathak Shah) as "Royal Kanjarkhana". Kanjarkhana actually interprets to "a house full of Kanjar people". The Kanjar neighborhood is a nomadic tribe and deserve higher than for use as a slur, on this film. 
Manju, in one other scene, defends her daughter's "worthiness" by stating that she's a Rajput, identical to the Royal household. To place it merely, in accordance with this film, Rajput = Good however Kanjar = Dangerous.

3. Padmaavat (2018)

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The movie aggressively asserts Rajput pleasure and glorifies the caste. Does that not make Padmaavat poisonous and casteist at its core? Has a decrease caste neighborhood ever gotten this type of house in Indian cinema?

4. Bajirao Mastani (2015)

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This movie is all in regards to the glorification of the Peshwa regime and erases the caste atrocities they dedicated by additional erasing the historical past of how oppressed castes have been handled below his regime.

5. Lagaan (2001)

Aamir Khan Productions
I am going to preserve it quick. The one Dalit character is called "Kachra", as in "garbage".

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