“Balagam – A Telugu Film on Kula Rituals that Belies Marxist Sociology – and no, it is not Scientific Hindutva or Hindutva as Modernity either”, brhit.in:
“The title is deliberate.
I usually prefer the subtle over the explicit, the enduring over the urgent.
This movie demands a dispelling of the niceties though. It compels us to sit up and shake things a bit. It does so not with any explicit agenda but just by being itself, by ignoring us.
In fact, it is the precise absence of any agenda, that easy self-awareness that lends authenticity. It is like our Civilization – Organic, Flowing and Continuous.
It locates itself smack in the middle of our discourse. What Kantara did to our understanding of our devas, Balagam does to our understanding of our people…”
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