I, Phoolan Devi by Phoolan DeviPhoolan Devi was born into a poor, low-caste family in Uttar Pradesh, living in a world that gave more respect to a stray dog than to a woman. At 11, she was married off and endured beatings, rapes and persecution. She survived being kidnapped by bandits and became one of them, learning how to shoot like a man. She also found love for the first time, but her lover was brutally murdered. Without his protection, she was paraded naked through villages and gang-raped; but she survived and for three years claimed retribution for herself and all low-caste women, before negotiating her own surrender. After 11 years in prison, she is now free to tell her own story.
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O n a chill February day in , a year-old young woman known as Phoolan Devi—literally, Flower Goddess—walked out of the forested ravines of the Chambal River valley and handed over her gun. Born to a low-caste household in in a village on the banks of the sacred Yamuna River in the vast north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Phoolan Devi was, by the time of her surrender, wanted on 22 counts of murder and another 26 counts of kidnapping and looting. At 31, after a decade in prison, she became the subject of a major Bollywood film, Bandit Queen , which she criticized and which, as Arundhati Roy pointed out in a two-part evisceration called The Great Indian Rape Trick , calcified a problematic version of her life and its meaning into accepted fact. In , at the age of 37, while serving her second term, she was shot dead in front of her home in Delhi for still-unknown reasons. Hers is not a life overburdened with hard facts. When the Iranian documentary filmmaker Hossein Fazeli first heard about Phoolan Devi five years ago, he was shocked to learn that no documentary had ever been made about her life. If those goddesses were to step out of those frames and speak out, we would stop worshipping them.
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Born into a poor family in rural Uttar Pradesh , Phoolan endured poverty, child marriage and had an abusive marriage before taking to a life of crime. Having developed major differences with her parents and her husband alike, the teenage Phoolan sought escape by running away and joining a gang of bandits. She was the only woman in that gang, and her relationship with one gang member, coupled with caste difference, caused a gunfight between gang members. Phoolan's lover was killed in that gunfight. The victorious rival faction, who were Rajputs , took Phoolan who was to their village of Behmai, confined her in a room, and took turns to rape her repeatedly over several weeks.
Jump to navigation. And representing the fluidity and the turmoil of Phoolan Devi's life is Seema Biswas, a Delhi actress who resigned from the prestigious National School of Drama Repertory for the role. After a hard day's work, Kapur braces for an all-night session to rework the scene for the next morning's shoot; the film has to be completed within three months. It's a condition imposed by Channel 4 of the UK, which is funding the pound , film. The deadline hovers on the sets in the form of Mike Higgins, Kapur's first assistant director, an Englishman, whose red face grows redder everytime Kapur and Mehta go for perfection, and who lets off steam by shouting " khamoosh " and " shoosh " at the onlookers. Turning his back on the deadline, Kapur talks about his interpretation of Phoolan Devi's life. No book can tell me that.