Film “Jayanti” addresses the issue of casteism, screened in Novi, Michigan, USA

Local Michigan Ambedkarite community came together to watch the Marathi-language feature “Jayanti” movie  (birth anniversary) which is  produced in India. This movie was screened in Novi, Michigan which is suburb of Detroit, Michigan, USA. This movie was screened at the topmost theater in Michigan which is Emagine Movies and about 45-50 members watched and maintain the covid-19 protocol.Jayanti movie addresses the issue of casteism  and celebrates the  path-breaking solutions to unite the Bahujan youth against idolatry and casteism.

“Dr Ambedkar Jayanti celebrated in almost every nook and corner of the country in India and across world including on social media with great zeal.

Jayanti Movie has English subtitles and with a running time of 124 minutes. It has been written and directed by ex-journalist and artist Shailesh Narwade. The film has been produced by Meliorist Film Studio and presented by Dashami Studioz.

 Jayanti Movie revisits the thoughts and works of anti-caste leaders and explores their relevance in contemporary Indian society. It’s the story of a young directionless chap, who unknowingly becomes part of the caste-based hatred, but later on leads a meaningful life after reading and learning about the works of great social leaders. The film is a work of fiction that attempts to unite different communities, who have been victims of the caste-divide in the Indian society since several hundred years.

Jayanti was shot in 28 days between December 2019 and February 2020 on around 40 real locations in Nagpur city in Central India. The film got its theatrical release across Maharashtra State and a few other cities in India on 12 November 2021 with ‘U’ certificate of the CBFC. The film is currently running successfully with 50-plus shows in the fourth week with increasing response from the audiences.

Some of the Indian media houses, including The Times of India, The Quint, The Free Press Journal, and News9, have published very rave reviews about the film. Jayanti has been produced by a collective of all first-time producers, including Dr Anand Bankar, Amol Dhakadey, Dr Nilima Suhas Ambade and Dr Sudhir Hajare to name a few.

Well-known music director Mangesh Dhakde has scored background music for the film while Yogesh Koli (cinematographer), Rohan Patil (editor), Ashish Shinde (sound designer), Santosh Gilbile (makeup designer) and Ruhi (music director) are among important crew.

Ruturaj Wankhede is the male actor in leading role while Titeeksha Tawde is the actress. Among prominent cast of the film also includes Milind Shinde, Kishor Kadam, Paddy Kamble, Atul Mahale, Anjali Joglekar and Amar Upadhyay.

Nitin Vaidya, Ninad Vaidya, Aparna Padgaonkar, Vaibhav Chhaya, Sameer Shinde and Suraj Bhanushali are the executive producers.

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