125th birth anniversary of Dr Ambedkar today: Docu made by Pune film-maker screened at UN meet

In the last 15 years, Marathi filmmaker Sandeep Manohar Navre has made nearly a dozen Marathi films. However, he says the experience of making one documentary surpasses all his past experiences of film-making. And the reason, he says, is that the documentary deals with a man larger than life — Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar — a social reformer, politician and economist whose 125th birth anniversary is celebrated on April 14. The documentary titled Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar… A Man of the Century was screened at the UN Conference held in New York…

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Faiz Ahmad to make biopic on Ramabai Ambedkar

Filmmaker Faiz Ahmad has decided to make a biopic on Ramabai Ambedkar, wife of B R Ambedkar, the architect of Indian Constitution. The biopic titled “Babanchi Sawali” will be a “real tribute” to Ambedkar, whose 125th birth anniversary will be celebrated tomorrow, Ahmad told PTI. “Making a biopic on Ramai (Ramabai) would be the real tribute to Babasaheb. Her contribution was incalculable in his making. She had all the virtues of being simple, intelligent and kind,” the director said. Born on February 7, 1897, Ramai married Babasaheb at the age…

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Film based on Ambedkar’s wife

After experimenting with films on the life of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the Kannada film industry has, for the first time, focussed its attention on the life of Ramabai, Ambedkar’s wife, who supported him immensely in his work. Ramabai is said to be the second film on Ambedkar’s wife. Noted filmmaker Prakash Jadhav had directed Ramabai Bheemarao Ambedkar in 2011. The Kannada film Ramabai will hit the screens on April 15 to mark the 125th birth anniversary of the Dalit icon. The film, written and directed by M. Ranganath, is produced by…

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