A documentary film about the controversial statue of the Indian hero Kenedarkath that has drawn criticism for depicting a cow as a symbol of Hinduism has won the best film prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
The film, Ratatouillie, by filmmaker and writer Akshay Kumar, features interviews with members of the Ramdev clan, some of the country’s richest and most influential people, as well as activists and academics, and offers an unusual view of the social tensions that are a constant theme of India’s tumultuous history.
The Ramdevs have long denied any association with the statue, which they say depicts a deity with horns and horns on his head.
But in the documentary, which was screened last week, the Ramdas family members, along with the leader of the Samajwadi Party, the Bharatiya Janata Party, discuss the role that the statue has played in the politics of the past half-century.
It’s the most interesting film on this issue.
It’s like a window into the heart of our society.
I think people have really fallen for the propaganda and the charade, said Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi, who was also among the festival judges.
I hope the filmmakers realize this.
In the early 1970s, the Samjhi Party formed a coalition government with the BJP.
It won elections in 1977, which ushered in a period of prosperity for the nation, including a rapid expansion of the rail network.
The party’s supporters, however, were seen as being at odds with India’s Hindu minority, which is largely secular and opposed to religious fundamentalism.
Akshay, the director of Ratatouf, a documentary that premiered at Sundance last year, has argued that the RamDas family’s involvement in politics and the way they operated the Samvad Party, which won elections three years later, has played a significant role in the rise of Hindu nationalism.
In Ratatouse, Kumar, who has written and directed several films, including the 2007 biopic on the RamSachar incident, portrays the family’s rise as part of a larger struggle to modernize the nation and restore a sense of cultural identity.
He said the family was involved in many events during the period of Indian independence, including building the first airport in Delhi and setting up the National Museum of Modern India.
Kumar, who is from Mumbai, said he and his team spent a month in India filming in 2013.
They were told to keep a low profile in the capital because the media was focusing on the protests against the RamVadams.
Kenedarkatha, as the statue is known, is one of two major symbols of India, the other being the Samakhi statue, in Mumbai.
The Samvads are considered to be the rulers of the empire, and their family has a powerful influence in the Indian political system.
Kurdish politicians have repeatedly accused the Ramzads of trying to use the statue to divide India.
The two statues, the first of which is believed to be at the top of a hill in Delhi, are symbols of nationalism and are revered by the Indian diaspora.
Kenedashis grandfather was a Rajput chieftain who founded the Samudra sect in India.
The second is the Kedarnath Temple in Delhi.
The temple is built near the Indian parliament building and is the seat of the ruling Bharatiyas party.
The country has been divided since the British colonial era, when India became independent in 1947.
Its current political parties have split into many sects.
Keshav Kaur, a member of the Rajya Sabha who heads a prominent party in India’s lower house of parliament, said the film had taken the country by surprise.
Kumar said that while many Indian filmmakers have used the Ramdinas as a source of inspiration, he had chosen to tell the story of his own family.”
This is an extraordinary film that is very important for India.”
Kumar said that while many Indian filmmakers have used the Ramdinas as a source of inspiration, he had chosen to tell the story of his own family.