New Delhi: The Capital witnessed the screening of the award-winning documentary, ‘The Crusader’ at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre on 26th July presented by Sandeep Marwah of Marwah Studios.
The biopic is based on the life and career struggles of the popular Dalit leader Dr. Udit Raj who is also the Hon’ble Member of Parliament and National Chairman of The All India Confederation of SC/ST Organizations. The thrust of the documentary is on the trials and tribulations faced by Dr. Udit Raj and how he came out triumphantly.
“It is a beginning of inspirational films on members of parliament. The public must know the hardship our leaders have gone through. A film on Udit Raj is the correct start. Today is 26th July and It is Kargil Vijay Diwas I think this is the high time for all of us to debunk the myths that are breeding discrimination and injustice in society,” said Sandeep Marwah.
“The Crusader deals with the real-life experiences of Dr. Udit Raj—how Dalits are mistreated, discriminated, and denied every basic amenity essential for survival, not to talk about the respectful living,” said Ajay Chitnis Director of the film.
“The dark and grim history of Dalits in our Indian society is very much ancient than the British Civilization in India. Yet, we are not able to break free from the stigma attached to Dalits. With this biopic, I feel people will get a much-needed insight into the lives of downtrodden Dalits. They will better be able to see how deep-rooted the culture of caste discrimination in our minds and society is said Dr. Udit Raj.
Former Deputy Prime Minister L.K.Advani, filmmaker Madhur Bhandrakar, Delhi Pradesh BJP President Manoj Tewari, Ambassador of Venezuela H.E. Augusto Montiel and many other distinguished guest saw the film together.