Indian movies are always known for lack of substance in them. Even though we had some very good movies, the general scenario is such. Not just that we are far behind in terms of quality story telling, vfx and other fields when compared to American movie industry.
Recently, we have seen a movie like Baahubali, which became a phenomenon and has raised our film making standards to international level. That being said the movie has its own faults.
But, one scene in Baahubali between Hero Prabhas and Heroine Tamannah made me very uncomfortable. The reason for that is why did Prabhas act in such a way and gave so much importance to Tamannah’s feminine side and made her a toy to play with and changed her outwear without her consent.
I felt really embarrassed watching that scene and felt inconvenient. Not just me, many people I know of have felt embarrassed watching that scene
Recently there is a wide spread debate on Social Media on the article “The Rape of Avanthika” which took this discussion on Sexism and objectifying women in movies to a whole new level. Though I did not find that article that inspiring but adding to that this discussion, a video by Annapurna Sunkara takes a good objective view point on the same issue but mostly concentrated on the Telugu movies. If you stay with the video with open mind you should be able to get the facts she is talking about and they will make sense.
If you too have any thoughts about Baahubali and Telugu film industry, check this video out (in English):
Tollywood, respect women !P.S: Telugu version (http://youtu.be/tKuH29FrSvQ) #StopAli
Posted by Annapurna Sunkara on Friday, July 24, 2015
We appreciate, Annapurna for taking a stance and making her point objectively. We know she and us will be facing lot of flak for this post but we as a democratic nation should listen to all the view points and assess the situation.
We hope the film makers make movies with sensibilities and modern thinking rather than objectifying women for the sake of commercial elements as this will have long-term negative effect on our society.
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Author: Rohith Seelamsetty
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