Mari Selvaraj's 'Karnan': The unrelenting fight for dignity

Mari Selvaraj's 'Karnan': The unrelenting fight for dignity
Film CommentaryMany a time, when Karnan sauntered into the frame with his quiet charm and undeniable swag, I thought of Velutha, the beautiful Dalit hero of 'The God of Small Things'.Hannah DhanarajIt’s over 48 hours since the very last of the movie’s credits rolled by. Yes, after a really long time, I was so riveted by a film that I stood and waited for the very last of the credits to roll away. For the next few minutes, as I navigated the serpentine, socially-distant queue to get out into civilisation, I found myself in a strangely, quiet place. I usually do some shopping as well soon after a movie, but not this time. I was far too absorbed in the thoughts that Karnan had triggered in me. Images of the girl child clad in a pattu pavadai, balancing the head of the village goddess, Kattu Pechi kept swirling in my heart.
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