About the film
Caste discrimination and oppression is a major issue in India. Life of an Outcast sensitively
portrays the oppression of a Dalit family through three generations. The film tells the story of the
protagonist who was thrown out of his village as his bride refuses to sleep with the landlord on
their wedding night.
Their struggle does not end here. His son is denied English classes in the school because of being a
Dalit. When this son grows up and becomes a Mathematics teacher, the upper caste villagers are
unable to digest this and get him arrested in the name of hurting their religious sentiments. As the
movie progresses, the protagonist struggles to earn a sum of money to get his son bail.
Pawan K. Shrivastava, is a film maker, writer, blogger and activist. He has
directed two documentaries, two short films and one feature film and has written and directed
more than 200 street plays.