27 January, 2021

An Aandhi In Benares

Censors stall a film about the campaign in a poll Modi won

An Aandhi In Benares

Is This Rhetoric Against Modi From Back Then Holding Film Up?

Transgender candidate Kamla Kinnar saying of Modi: “A man who can’t look after his wife, how can he look after the nation?”

Kamla Kinnar: “56 inch se badi chhaati to hamari hai.”

Ordinary people talking of Modi as

a) “Madari (juggler)”

b) “Adani/Ambani ka mukhauta (the mask/front for Adani/Ambani)”

Muslims saying “We are not his enemy, then why is he attacking us?”

A reference to the supposedly Arabic origin of the word Modi and how Modis used to be ration suppliers and contractors to the military


For a film that has fallen victim to the merciless scissors of the censor, purportedly for showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi in bad light, Kamal Swaroop’s documentary Dance of Democracy—Battle for Banaras has a rather...



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