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Docu on anti-north Indian tirade, Rahul Raj

Filmmaker Nitin Chandra, from Bihar, is now out to capture the disastrous consequences of the anti-north Indian tirade in Mumbai and its reaction in the northern states, reports Reena Sopam.

patna Updated: Nov 04, 2008 00:58 IST
Reena Sopam

After lending a voice to the trials and tribulations of migrant Biharis through his hard-hitting documentary, filmmaker Nitin Chandra, from Bihar, is now out to capture the disastrous consequences of the anti-north Indian tirade in Mumbai and its reaction in the northern states.

The documentary, Bring Back Bihar — Moment of Awakening, is about the dehumanisation and mechanisation in big cities, tries to delve deep in search of answers for the “cold-blooded encounter” of Patna youth Rahul Raj and touches on the utter helplessness of defenseless people caught in the crossfire of regional bias.

After his first documentary on migration, Chandra has decided to make a fresh endeavour in the light of recent developments, which led to Raj’s tragic death.

On Sunday, the filmmaker visited Raj’s Kadam Kuan residence and spoke to his family.

“I have paid the price of migration with the life of my son. Ab bakee kya bacha? (Now what’s left?)” said his father KP Singh.

Appreciating Chandra’s effort, he added: “Perhaps Biharis have to pay for complete absence of development, which the political leaders of the state never paid any attention to. They have to live with humiliation and insult even after 60 years of Independence.