Superstar Rajinikanth’s Kaala movie recently released and the movie which deals with Dharavi. Even though director came up with balanced script and still director struggled to balance mass elements with Rajini. Before we criticise about the Kaala people should know about Dharavi because the same issue happened with Kabali movie where the movie dealed with Malaysia Tamil people.
Dharavi is a locality of Mumbai where India’s largest slum is situated. Dharavi is also regarded as the third largest slum of world after the slums of Mexico’s Neza-Chalco-Itza and Karachi’s Orangi. Though some people believe that, there are larger slums in Mumbai than the Dharavi.
Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Dharavi
In the 18th century, Dharavi was an island
A couple of 13-14 year old Dharavi girls have created android apps
The recycling units of Dharavi generate revenue by turning around the discarded waste of not only Mumbai’s 21 million citizens, but from all around the country and abroad as well
They have a hip-hop crew called the SlumGods who have collaborated with international hip-hop artists
Akash Dhangar, the founder of the SlumGods, quotes the rapper KRS-One: “He said you can’t learn hip-hop. You have to become hip-hop.” Over the past five years, the crew has collaborated with renowned hip-hop artists such as Tokyo-based DJ Sarasa, AKA Silverboombox, dancer-choreographer Prosenjit Guy Kundu, and the California-based MC Mandeep Sethi.
They have a contemporary art festival
Dharavi has a 3-week art festival organised by the NGO Sneha, called the ‘Alley Galli Biennale’ that showcases artwork made by local residents and artists.
There are a few guided tours through Dharavi, showing the industrial and the residential part of Dharavi
If you think that they do not contribute to the economy. Dharavi has a large number of thriving small-scale industries that produce embroidered garments, export quality leather goods, pottery and plastic
There are 20,000 mini-factories in Dharavi. Most of these products are made in tiny manufacturing units spread across the slum and are sold in domestic as well as international markets.
As of 2015, over 200 small and medium entrepreneurs from the bustling slum are now a part of a major e-commerce website, which is one of India’s large online retail marketplaces
The exclusive Dharavi store will sell luggage, shoes, accessories, pottery, apparel and jewellery made in the slum.
Leather, textiles and pottery products are among the goods made inside Dharavi by the slum residents. The total annual turnover has been estimated at over US $665 million