The Telangana movement is the longest movement we witnessed. After ten long years of struggle, a new bill was passed to realign the state of Andhra Pradesh. The Telangana region anyway comprised of over 40% of the population. In order to serve them well and provide people with the identity that they always craved for, this wise decision was taken with full votes in the two legislative houses. That’s how Telangana was born as the newest state of India on June 2nd, 2014.
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One may think that the division of a state or the birth of a new state might impact any change. Because the culture and the language were closely similar to one another. However, it is a surprise to witness the change that has taken place. Cinema, once again, happens to be one of the best ways to witness this change. Over the last few years, there has been a considerable rise in the number of films with an authentic Telangana flavour.
Actors like Vijay Deverakonda, Vishwak Sen, and filmmakers like Tharun Bhascker are undoubtedly the face of this change. Films like Pelli Choopulu, Fidaa, Ee Nagarinki Emayindhi, are few of the many examples that drove this change. However, what you must know is that this change wasn’t sudden. It had been brewing in the industry for years, just like the Telangana movement in politics.
In 1990, Ram Gopal Varma was the first modern-day filmmaker to showcase his leads speaking in a dialect that was native to Telagana. With Nagarjuna and Amala Akkineni taking the lead, the film went on to be a massive success. And it is remembered as a cult classic, even today. As the new state continues to thrive, we’re waiting to see what newness cinema brings to the table.
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