Indignation laces his pride when Vinayakan says rhythm runs deep in his blood as a Pulaya. The south Ind­ian film artiste, who won the Kerala government’s 2016 best actor award, is referring to his und­erprivileged community. The 43-year-old, possibly the first Dalit to win such a laurel in Ind­ian cinema, goes on to rec­all about his mother dancing Ona­kkali, stomping on the slushy paddy fields of Kochi.