Pick up the club!
when I first saw this clip I could not sleep for three days. It was the entire film actually... amar kanwar's night of prophecy traces the fraught contours of this idea of India using poetry and music as metaphors of resistance.
G Venkanna is not a poet. He's a prophet. He wears his resistance, his politics and a bloody history of violence on his body. His eyes are beacons of fire, as his hoarse baritone breaks into a falsetto of rage. 'Pick up the club', he says, and drive these thieves away. Break the ivory tower. Shatter carefully constructed glass mausoleum of caste.