Bollywood films are enjoyed by audiences not only in India but all over the world. The impact of the scenes and the dialogue on people is enormous. Some fans blindly follow what the star says or does. Some of the famous dialogues like “Pyaar se de rahe hai, rakh lo, warna thappad marke bhi de sakte hain“From Salman’s Dabangg, or”akeli ladki khuli tijori ke tarah hoti hai”By Jab We Met are shockingly sexist. Despite much criticism, films continue to use words that discriminate against women every year. Check out these 2021 blockbuster movies that put sexist dialogue in the spotlight. Again.
In the past, too, we have had many instances of dialogue from our favorite Bollywood movies that went viral but were always challenged by a section of the population for forced masculinity, cranky mindset, and obviously glorifying women in sex. as a “humble but accepting character”. It just doesn’t set the tone in a society where people take the scenes for granted and think it’s the “right” thing to do.
5 sexist dialogues from 2021 Bollywood films:
1. “Meenakshi tum waha work nahin karogi”: Film the central dialogue of Meenakshi Sundareshvara.
In the movie, when his stepfather told Meenakshi not to work at his friend’s tea plantation because he suspected the relationship between them. Meenakshi’s friend, a guy named Anantham, gave her a sari, which was not taken well by her in-laws. In Sanya Malhotra’s movie there were a couple of instances where the family dictated what to do with life and it couldn’t be more sexist. This is probably the reason why many thought, “the film started out so promising, then the nose plunged into its plot”.
2. “Agar main use nahin pakad paya, at the main haathon mai churiyaan pehan lunga”: Satyamev Jayate 2
In one of John Abraham’s main character action scenes, it seems wearing a bracelet is a sign of weakness. Maybe the author of the dialogue does not feel enough respect to be given to the folk woman who works day in and day out for a living, leading a family and many warrior women of India like Rani Lakshmibai wearing bracelets and winning battles?
Our films really need to give that churiyan dialogue a jump.
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3. “Ye sare pakwaan Rani ne khud se banaye hai, embroidery bhi usi ne ki hai…”: Haseen Dilruba
When Vikrant Massey comes to “see” Taapsee in his house, his mother explains how sarvaguna sampann her daughter is and they should finalize the marriage with her. Apparently, girls can only get married if they know how to do daily chores and are “sarvaguna sampann ”.
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4. “Mere paas pen nahi hai… Mere paas bhi pen nahi hai ” : Pagged
When the whole family is shocked to see their deceased son’s insurance paper Astik- making his wife Sandhya the nominee for the insurance money after death.
This hard-hitting but sexist scene where no one can seem to find a pen or pretends not to have a pen to give Sandhya, their widowed daughter-in-law, is a true story in every household. It is because people do not believe in allowing a woman to take care of the money matters of a house.
5. “Meri aurat ko sirf hand hi hath laga sakta“,”Jis din tumhe ehsas hoga ke paisa sab kuch nahi hota to tu mere kadmon by aake giregi »: Hungama 2
The comic drama is full of examples where women are singled out for their defined and objectified role as property. In the name of comedy, such dialogues have become very common and these videos are then streamed to the WhatsApp group and thus take them normally.
Watch this video about Bollywood’s sexist dialogue at ShePeople
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