Anand Patwardhan, well known for his unique style of story telling by documenting recent political history of an issue has come up with another landmark documentary ‘Jai BHeem Comrade’. 'Jai Bhim Comrade' shot over 14 years, follows the music and tradition of reason that Vilas Ghogre, a leftist poet, hung himself in protest of massacre of 10 dalit people killed in 1997 in Ramabai nagar, Mumbai. The community was protesting against desecration of the statue of Dr. Ambedkar with a garland of footwear.
The screening was held at NFAI. A National Award winning documentary was well sought after by almost every conscious mind who considers caste discrimination as one the biggest blot in today’s time. More than 300 people sat in silence to the revelation of the documentary of continuing brutality and human rights violations of Dalits in India. Screening was followed by an hour long discussion on the film, facts shown in the film and Dalits. For some it was an eye opening film because they never met a Dalit in their life consciously and for some it remained valid to the issue of reservation and Dalit empowerment or against the general caste. However, for several youngsters representing various Dalit voluntary groups and youth groups, working professional it was documentation must be shown to more people including Dalit to empower them in organising themselves for their rights and justice.