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UPSC THEATRE


ARTICLE 15



Director: Anubhav Sinha
Language: Hindi
Year of release: 2019
Theme: social issues and casteism

UPSC LOUNGE Gyan:

  • It is an eye-opener about caste and political polarisation prevalent in India.
  • Overstuffed as the layers, political intricacies and a multitude of characters seep in while watching movie.
  • Think many dimensions about article 15 of Indian constitution.
  • You will realize importance of fundamental rights.
  • Protagonist IPS officer will motivate to study more!

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NEWTON



Director: Amit V. Masurkar
Language: Hindi
Year of release: 2017
Theme: Electoral system and its vulnerabilities

UPSC LOUNGE Gyan:

  • A simple story of a government clerk who is sent on election duty in insurgency-ridden Chhattisgarh, the film is a political satire as well as a passionate defence of democracy and its foundations.
  • Director brilliantly depicts whether our idealism is realistic or desirable in the long run for those we wish to help.
  • Know the dimensions of –democracy, fundamental rights, tribal issues, naxalism.
  • It shows the importance of democracy, it depicts how simple clerk can make a difference if he performs his work diligently and honestly.
  • The theme of the movie can have application in case studies. You can use the ethical values shown in movie in ethics general studies paper.

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PRITHVI


Director: Jacob Varghese
Language: Kannada
Year of release: 2010
Theme: Life of young IAS Officer

UPSC LOUNGE Gyan:

  • IAS officer is District collector for Bellary District in Karnataka, his aim is to eradicate the ongoing corruption in the District and stick to his principles: honesty and corruption-free administration.
  • Mining issues, environmental issues, health issues, journalism, pressure by influential people, glorification of media of any topic are well depicted.
  • Balance between personal and professional life is shown in a very subtle way.
  • Protagonist will definitely inspire and motivate to study more! This movie will be etched in any aspirants’ memory forever!

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VIKRAMADITHYAN



Director: Lal Jose
Language: Malayalam
Year of release: 2014
Theme: Making of IPS officer

UPSC LOUNGE Gyan:

  • The movie revolves around friendship, love and the sweet competition between the two protagonists. Police constable son becoming an IPS officer will motivate to study more.
  • It is an entertaining and inspiring movie. This movie depicts perseverance and the struggle for goodness; and inspires one to compete with nothing but the highest order.
  • It is an inspirational movie to achieve in life, for those who want to run again even if they failed in their earlier attempts. Never ever give up.

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BUDDHA IN A TRAFFIC JAM


Director: Vivek Agnihotri
Language: Hindi
Year of release: 2016
Theme: Naxalism

UPSC LOUNGE Gyan:

  • The film narrates a tale of intellectual terrorism the inter-meddling of academia with corruption and Maoism.
  • This movie unmasks the vicious network of urban naxals in India and all around the world.
  • Know about tribal rights, Maoism, socialism, capitalism, urban naxalism
  • We suggest you to know the ideologue behind naxalism and Maoism. Know the origin of naxalism in India and their issues.

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PARIYERUM PERUMAL


Director: Mari Selvaraj
Language: Tamil
Year of release: 2018
Theme: Caste hegemony in India

UPSC LOUNGE Gyan:

  • Protagonist is from lower caste aspires to become a lawyer. The issue he faces in college due to caste issue is an eye opener.
  • Helplessness, humiliation, aggression, blind optimism by the hero will melt the heart.
  • Protagonist’s father revelation, climax scene of coffee and tea will make you think much about prevailing caste system in India.
  • We suggest you to know the roots of caste system in India and come out with rationale behind to get rid of the same. The reservation system in Tamil Nadu is much in contrast to the rest of India.

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GANDHI



Director: Richard Attenborough
Language: Hindi/ English
Year of release: 1982

UPSC LOUNGE Gyan:

  • Know timeline, chronological order of events, famous personalities coming in scenes.
  • Whenever you study books relate the scenes with movie, facts and analysis will be etched in your memory forever.

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DR. BABASAHEB AMBEDKAR



Director: Jabbar Patel
Language: Hindi/ English
Year of release: 2000
Theme: story of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar

UPSC LOUNGE Gyan:

  • Know timeline, chronological order of events, famous personalities coming in scenes.
  • Whenever you study books relate the scenes with movie, facts and analysis will be etched in your memory forever.
  • Know his political ideologue, orientation towards Buddhism, obstacles he faced and raised.
  • It is truly an inspiring watch for couple of hours.

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