In the opening scene of the movie, Rajinikanth, in prison, goes through the book titled My Father Balaiah. Rajinikanth fans follow him from tip to toe. What he reads in a movie might be read by his fans as well, hopes Professor Y B Satyanarayana, author of the book ‘My Father Balaiah’ which was published in 2011.
Citizens of Karimnagar found a reason to be proud in the the Rajinikanth starrer Kabali that was released on Friday. In the opening scene of the movie, Rajinikanth, is in prison, goes through the book titled “My Father Balaiah” penned by Prof. Satyanarayana, a retired professor from the OU Engineering College.
Seeing the release of Kabali as an opportune time to release ‘My father Balaiah’ in Tamil, Prof Satyanarayana said that the book will make more impact on young Tamilians when the movie is still fresh on their minds.
It narrated the discrimination faced by his grandfather and his father as Dalits. It speaks of the conflict between landowners and labour, in the backdrop of untouchability. The book was published by HarperCollins. Prof. Satyanarayana’s grandfather Narsaiah was gifted 50 acres of land for making a pair of silver slippers. However, he faced bias from the upper castes for owning land.