By Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times
Krantiveer: The Revolution
Director: Mehul Kumar
Actors: Jahan Bloch, Sameer Aftab
In an earlier century, it was the East India Company, a foreign corporation that sucked India dry. Now Indian companies bleed their own, this film submits, attributing farmers’ suicides to the state of corporate affairs: “Agar companies farming karengi, toh farmer kya karega! (If corporations work the farm, what’ll the farmer do).”
Precious logic, that. After all, ‘agar tum pehnoge Rupa ke underwear aur banyan, toh Rupa kya pehnegi’. True.