A well-told story of rise up in opposition to caste discrimination, ladies oppression

STORY: ‘200 Halla Ho,’ loosely based mostly on an incident that had occurred in Nagpur (2004), narrates the story of 200 Dalit ladies who, in an act of rise up, lynched a gangster, robber, serial rapist, and a killer in an open courtroom.

REVIEW: With out losing any time, writer-director Sarthak Dasgupta’s movie takes us straight to the center of the Dalit ladies’s plight. It deconstructs any ‘caste-blind’ common Indian’s perception system by bringing to gentle the atrocities achieved in opposition to the ladies from so-called ‘Dalit’ castes, the place they need to undergo to meet even their primary wants. Moreover, this drama sensitively addresses the topic of rape and the way criminals accused of rape and molestation try and keep away from prosecution by exploiting systemic flaws. The film offers with the ethical dichotomy of their final deed born out of their amassed rage of many years. Have been they proper or fallacious in doing what they did as the ultimate step in opposition to years of oppression?

Within the opening scene, a neighborhood gangster, robber, serial rapist, and killer, Balli Chaudhary (Sahil Khattar) is lynched by some 200 Dalit ladies who, regardless of being socially marginalised, molested, and tortured had no alternative however to take the legislation into their very own arms to punish the one that had ruined their lives. This occurred in broad daylight and within the presence of some cops, who have been additionally attacked with chilli powder. Senior Inspector Suresh Patil (Upendra Limaye) detained a bunch of girls from Rainagar village located in Nagpur, believing they have been the perpetrators of the crime. A Dalit activist, Asha Surve (Rinku Rajguru), speaks out in opposition to the arrest and is backed up by lawyer Umesh Joshi (Barun Sobti), who represents the ladies in courtroom.

Nobody pays consideration to them till it turns into a political problem, at which level the Mumbai WRC (Girls Rights Fee) varieties a Reality-Discovering Committee (FFC) to piece collectively the story and provides these ladies a good trial. This Committee is led by retired movie star Dalit Decide Vithhal Daangle (Amol Palekar), who’s a staunch follower of the legislation, and contains three different members: a minority instances specialist lawyer, Anwar Shiekh (Pradhuman Singh Mall), Nagpur College Maths Professor and a social employee Abhinav Avsare (Ishtiyak Khan) and a senior investigative journalist, Poorva Sawhney (Saloni Batra), who believes that being on the sphere and getting precise tales is extra necessary than sitting in an AC workplace.

The screenplay by Sarthak Dasgupta, Gaurav Sharma, Abhijeet Das and Soumyajit Roy is kind of bumpy all through, particularly the scenes of Asha combating and protesting for her ‘bai log’ aren’t highly effective sufficient. Some dialogues present the triviality with which crimes in opposition to ladies are seen, for example, when requested what the fees in opposition to the gangster have been, a police officer casually replies, “Petty molestation and rape instances. Simply time-pass.” This may undoubtedly go away you with sheer disappointment, not due to the movie, however with the state of affairs of girls in India. Then again, different dialogues and the background rating are fairly common. General, the movie is an uncomfortable watch and makes you squirm when it depicts the nation’s caste discrimination.

Coming to the performances, Amol Palekar’s portrayal of a retired choose and a committee head is convincing. He succeeds in making the viewers empathise along with his interior anguish, however it feels a bit pressured at instances. Rinku Rajguru (as Dalit feminine Asha) does properly enjoying a strong-headed feminine character who fights for ladies’s rights. Her on-screen chemistry with Barun Sobti sparks a debate concerning the acceptance of intercaste marriages, however they don’t join properly with the viewers as a pair. Sobti’s portrayal of lawyer Umesh Joshi is kind of common; he has given significantly better performances prior to now. Indraneil Sengupta’s function as IPS Sameer Deshpande is restricted, but he makes his presence felt. Upendra Limaye is plausible as SI Suresh Patil, making you dislike his character. The remainder of the forged pitches in to assist in pushing the narrative ahead.

All stated, Vithhal Daangle’s closing argument in courtroom – “It’s not simply these accused who rapes a lady; it’s our mindsets that rapes them, it’s our numbness in the direction of these heinous crimes that’s most annoying,”—completely encapsulates the mindset of some people who trigger ladies to undergo. And should you like non-fiction movies based mostly on true tales, this drama undoubtedly deserves a watch with a view to comprehend the grief and struggling that these ladies should have endured.

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