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An Insignificant Man: Film Review – Man Exposes, Nation Disposes

An Insignificant Man: Film Review – Man Exposes, Nation Disposes

By Delnaz Divecha26 June, 2020 2 min read
An Insignificant Man: Film Review – Man Exposes, Nation Disposes
A Well-Structured Narrative
75%Overall Score

Streaming now on Mubi 

Residents of Delhi remember when Aam Aadmi Arvind Kejriwal contested against the incumbent Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in the Delhi Legislative Assembly elections of 2013. Her regime of 15 years ended and was taken over by An Insignificant ManKhushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla’s documentary chronicles the rise of Kejriwal and his subsequent win as the Chief Minister of Delhi.

The corruption angle sells hook, line, and sinker

India has always battled the evil of corruption. In pre-2013 Delhi, it was said to be even more rampant. Citizens paid huge bills over basic public amenities like water and electricity. This is when Arvind Kejriwal, a former Income Tax officer and a social activist, advocated the Jan Lokpal Bill – an anti-corruption bill that appoints an independent body to investigate corruption cases. Later, he established the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to take on the big giants, Congress and BJP. AAP went on to contest the Delhi Legislative Assembly election of 2013. Kejriwal’s fight against corruption combined with his simplistic demeanor was not enough to win him an election. And yet, his success was marvelous, putting an end to Sheila Dikshit’s 15-year long tenure as Chief Minister. The documentary covers each of these incidents as well as some other cases of corruption against the AAP through the POV of an unopinionated bystander.

Arvind Kejriwal is given a fair trial

An Insignificant Man takes us through one phase of Arvind Kejriwal’s life with never-seen-before footage of his political party’s battle between survival and extinction. It also explores his ideologies, relationship with right-hand man Yogendra Yadav, and connection with the people of Delhi in great detail. It’s not propaganda advocating the Aam Aadmi Party nor does it pose Kejriwal as a godlike figure. On the other hand, there is a very rational and two-sided view of the politician.

The same cannot be said about the Opposition

Sheila Dikshit, in comparison, gives off a cold vibe, and even those oblivious to Indian politics would not root for her. Arvind Kejriwal’s rise among these corrupt politicians and subsequent gain of power comes across like an inspiring fairy tale, with many distortions of the truth.

WATCH OR NOT:
Don’t miss out on this marvelous journey of a man who came from nowhere and took the country by storm. Even if you’re not a fan of Kejriwal, An Insignificant Man is bound to leave you in awe.

Directors: Khushboo Ranka, Vinay Shukla
Writers: Khushboo Ranka, Vinay Shukla
Cast: Arvind Kejriwal, Yogendra Yadav
Language: Hindi
Streaming on: Mubi

Tags: #An Insignificant Man #Arvind Kejriwal #biographical #documentary #hindi #hindi reviews #Khushboo Ranka #Sheila Dikshit #Vinay Shukla
Delnaz Divecha
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Delnaz Divecha

Writer. Editor. Critic.

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