Private Project

Lost the similarity in the difference

Atali is not just a case study. Much has been written and documented on the incident which ripped apart the once wholesome fabric of Hindu-Muslim unity that lasted in this village over 75 years defying even the tumultuous events of 1947.
Atali has become a metaphor for all such communities whose secular and tolerant fabric stands threatened by a vicious eco-politico-religious nexus spreading all over India/world. It is symbolic of the clash between the Humanist ideals and sagacity of an older generation and the reactionary zeal of the young and the impetuous. It also shows the dilemma of the economically deprived sections of society which is coerced into becoming a player in communal politics.
The film seek to highlight and understand some of the fundamental issues that the Post-Independence India has been grappling with since the formation of our Constitution- the meaning of secularism, the meaning of religious freedom and intolerance; the aspirations of minority communities, the fears and anxieties of the majority community especially in the wake of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century geopolitics which has become terrifyingly polarised along communal divide.
It is also a personal quest beset by a sense of bewilderment and anguish coupled with nostalgia for a past that now survives only as a memory.

  • Meenakshi Vinay Rai (Couple)
  • Meenakshi Vinay Rai (Couple)
  • Meenakshi Vinay Rai (Couple)
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    32 minutes 10 seconds
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    March 14, 2018
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    12,000 USD
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Director - Meenakshi Vinay Rai (Couple)