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Kabir Singh is a story. And stories are never meant to be right or wrong but to be narrated.
The film-makers never claimed Kabir, as a character, to be idealistic, let alone provoke the audience to follow in on his footsteps. In addition, it has an ‘A’ rating. Now, if ‘adults’ can be shouldered with responsibility of electing their country’s representatives, then they can be expected to decide what is a good and a bad influence.
Kabir is a misogynist, who did not lay a hand on Preeti until she made the move. He is a womanizer, who was approached by Jia Sharma, who after having heard his mental state, went out with him. He is a bad influence because, without hesitance, he accepted someone else’s child purely out of love. I am not justifying him, he did make mistakes, like we all do. But there is a difference between being aggressive, having sexual desires and being toxic or a misogynist.
And if the audience is too sentimental towards movies and loses its rational power, then why even after ‘My Name Is Khan’ people still fight over all Muslims being terrorists? Why after ‘P.K.’, ‘OMG! Oh My God’, the concept of godman not only exists but is minting money whilst you read this? Why after Pad Man people still hesitate even mentioning about periods and sanitary pads?
And if you argue that negativity spreads faster. Then why is only Kabir Singh such a raging issue when most of the films follow a timeline where the male character, even after denial, literally stalks his lady interest to woo her. Apparently, he knows they are destined to be together. So, I guess that makes things right.
Why is ‘Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.’ such a cherished film, where a goon disrupts an entire hospital only for his father’s approval? He kidnaps a doctor, cheats in his exams, rags other students, and creates an overall mess in college. Despite which, the film still made us all fall in awe of Murli Prasad as a person. How do you justify this ‘glorification’? With a jaadu ki jhappi?
Sacred Games and Mirzapur never caught so much attention on feminism. So, are digital platforms exempted or are we too busy gushing over Gaitonde and Kaleen Bhaiya to notice the bad influence? (continued..👇🏻)