‘Madam Chief Minister’ Reinforcing Casteist Stereotypes On Silver Screen

by Rahul Gautam Jan 06, 2021 • 05:53 PM Views 833

What never goes away from India is caste, as was apparent from Richa Chadha's new film Madam Chief Minister, which courted controversy owing to its poster, thus revealing Bollywood’s caste blind spot

The film is fictional so to say but it is not difficult to infer from the title and the poster that this film is influenced by the life of BSP supremo Mayawati, the only Dalit female Chief Minister of India who held the reins of Uttar Pradesh four times.

Now allegations are being made that the poster depiction of her character reinforces casteist stereotypes on the silver screen