Despite claims of its supporters of standing up for equality and justice, communist politics has always been associated with violence, repression, authoritarianism and intolerance of dissidence. However, there is a tendency to romanticize and justify communist excesses as a deviation rather than its characteristic. Such exercises are generally supported by popular culture in movies, television and books. As also by politically motivated left-liberal academics. Here is my attempt to counter that propaganda.
Left-liberals in the Indian media assert that good movies promoting a Hindu cause are not made in India. So, I thought it would be a delightful exercise to highlight a few movies made by masterly filmmakers whose subject matter would make the left-liberals squirm uncomfortably in their seats. First up in this series is a Malayalam movie titled Paithrukam (പൈതൃകം).