Nagraj Manjule’s film Fandry starring Somnath Awghade (Jabya) and Rajeshwari Kharat (Shalu) explores caste discrimination and how the practice is deep rooted in our society. Jabya, a teenager belonging to a Dalit family, falls for Shalu, a girl hailing from a higher cast. The boy is reminded that he is underprivileged and dark skinned, hence, can’t get a girl like Shalu.
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There are several heartwarming and powerful scenes in the film, starting with this one where Jabya writes a love letter to Shalu. This scene is beautiful as he attends a fair where she is present and observes her every move. And in the background, we get to hear the heartfelt words with which he has expressed his love for Shalu. Jabya’s simplicity and innocence here is captivating.