KGF: Rushes 3
Director: Janaki Nair; Cinematographer: R Ramani
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Summary: This video contains an interview with R. Gupta, manager of BGML or Bharat Gold Mines Limited. When speaking to Janaki Nair, the historian who made this film, she says that most of these interviews with the management were not used in the film. R. Gupta is seen going to play golf here, across the almost flat terrain of Kolar.
Here an old time shopkeeper called Rafiq is also interviewed by the filmmaker.
Interview with R. Gupta (?), Managing Director of Bharat Gold Mines Limited
Kolar Gold Field, Kolar District, Karnataka
It's a government company, why should people do this work?
They'll not come out openly, but they've started thinking, so ultimately what is the difference? So productivity has not played a major role in BGML. This is my personal opinion.
J. Nair: Ok, thank you very much.
Interview with R. Gupta, manager of BGML or Bharat Gold Mines Limited
Because of this social problem they are not ready to go and work there.
(Interviewer 2): Because the house are very closely colonies no?
But otherwise it's sort of very well, people very eager to go, and they did .. lot of problems initially ...
J. Nair: What is social problem according to you?
Family...ladies are there, grown-up girls are there, grown-up sons are there.... If the head of the family is not there, there's no control.
And they're living closely, colonies, old tradition you know, in the same house two three families will be living, very small place. And same tradition is there, very close. And if the male member is not there at home, some people used to go and make after the ladies (?) And when the husband or brother comes home, he will hear bad news, which he cannot tolerate
Boards showing Saroj Gupta (Consulting Pyschologist) and R. Gupta on the gate outside their residence.
Janaki Nair: Oh this is meant for a golf course
Janaki Nair: I hope you got all that
Shots of house in Kolar
Security guard at factory
View of Dr. Ambedkar's statue in Kolar, which is gold in colour to mark the specificity of Kolar, unlike the traditional blue statue of Dr. Ambedkar or the commonly found black or grey stone statue. His finger is raised and in the other hand that can't be seen, he holds the constitution of India. Dr. Ambedkar's statute is symbolic of the politics and philosophy of the Dalit movement, and the gold statue is evocative especially in the light of the struggles of miners in Kolar since the British Raj up till the time this footage was shot, when KGF was going to be closed.
J. Nair: Tell your story. How many years have you been working here?
MR: My shop opened in 1946, February 2nd, my father opened it. In 1985 he passed away, after that I am continuing, and my children are there in the shop. But the present mines are not as before ... Now it has completely gone, but there is no source here, only the climate will be nice, but there's not any sort of source here. Most of the people are just leaving this place and settling in Bangalore, no one wants to stay in this place, all of them want to leave this place.
Interview with resident of Kolar, Mohammed Rafiq Ahmed
I2: What about you?
Myself? What to do, I am ... in this place. My children are studying now, I suddenly can't leave this place and go, so continuing here only. If my children finish their studies they'll go for some work. Further can't say that my children will continue my business, because there is no source here.
J. Nair: Ok thank you very much. Rafiq? Full name?
Mohammed Rafiq Ahmed
J. Nair: Mohammed Rafiq? Not Mohammed Rafi?
Yes, the great singer who passed away
J. Nair: Mohammed Rafi that was, not Rafiq
View of mineshaft above ground
Pan across greenery and electricity lines, adjacent to road