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Stories beyond Hatred ft. Kabir Singh and Thappad

Not all of us would agree to each and every point someone mentions to us. Opinions are bound to differ and so are the perspectives. And films are way too inspired from the real life stories, real life characters which are just turned into the world of fiction. The writer and the filmmaker will have their own perspective towards it and same goes with the viewers as well. Why do we need to generalize a story or a character based on our perceptions.

Cinema is one of the few means of expression, do we really need to restrict these sources too? We can either like or dislike a movie but there seems to be no point in generalising these stories.

We witnessed this with the two films which released just a few months back, one was Kabir Singh and the other one being Thappad. Both these films fell under the prey of controversies as people went on to generalize these stories.

So here’s talking about these Stories out looking the Hatred it received.

Kabir Singh (2019)

A still from Kabir Singh

Director Sandeep Vanga Reddy decided to remake it’s Telugu Blockbuster Arjun Reddy, which got released in 2019 as Kabir Singh. With Shahid Kapoor playing the title role, Kiara Advani played his love interest as Priti. The story was engaging and it ended up as a good watch for the audience, a film from the romantic genre which stood due to it’s story and characters. But the film upon it’s release landed into a lot of controversies as many critics called it “extremely misogynistic, problematic and sexist.”

So what went wrong? Critics mentioned their personal opinions but the subject was generalised and went viral over social media. A film being mirror to the society can represent different characters, so there’s no point in spreading hatred towards the movie or the Filmmaker. Just watch it, it’s not necessary you will love it. See it as a story beyond all the Hatred.

Thappad (2020)

A still from Thappad

Anubhav Sinha’s film Thappad released this year in February. But many people went on to judge the film from it’s trailer. They were stating, “One Slap & Unnecessary Overdramatization”. But when you watch the film as a whole, it’s just not about a slap but the mindset behind it. It’s the story of Amrita, who gave away all her dreams just for the sake of being a good housewife. So did she really deserved that? Well it’s not about a slap but the way she gets treated. Which even her husband realizes during the Climax and promises her saying, “Next time I’ll earn you.”

Anubhav Sinha explained all the questions that were raised after the trailer, very clearly throughout the film.

So there’s no point in judging the film from it’s characters or their stories.

Everyone sees the world differently.

This is an opinion based article and opinions are bound to differ. Let us know yours in the comment box and stay tuned to The Indian Wire for more such articles.



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