Inspiration - Miranda Kerr1:01 AM
This weekend we watched two random suspense thrillers (Hindi Movies) ... [Kanoon (1960) & Uljhan (1975)] ... which has confirmed my belief that our old movies (up until late 90's) are responsible for portraying Indian women as submissive and docile. While I am quite sure the truth was quite different from this representation. For instance:
They fainted on the spot at even a slight indication of stress or a disturbing news. Are you kidding me? I do not know any woman who is that frail and weak hearted. If nothing else, they are the ones who give strength to everyone around, unless they had a severe deficiency of Iron!
They are shown painfully shy and bashful, even to their own husband. Errmmm ... picture this -> Husband has returned from a long day of work and wishes to indulge in some romantic cuddle-snuggle-nuzzle and instead of indulging in the same, their reaction is "Hatto na!" [Translation: Let go!] ... Really? WHY??!
Tears are their answer to all the problems and challenges. Illness, Death, Crime, Lost love, hunger, famine, Infidelity, Miscarriage, Betrayal, no matter what character they were playing - Woman in these movies cried their heart out with equal valor. *major.eye.roll*
Phone 'ringing' is more important than being cozy with their lover/husband. This is the second most common scene -> The couple is having a cute romantic time and thats when the phone rings. The female is the one to break away and say, "Arre phone toh uthoa na" ...[Translation: First pick up the phone!] My reaction would probably be the exact opposite. "Leave the damn phone", after all who is more important?
They are a picture of sacrifice and always succumbing to society's pressure for the sake of their family. Whether is the matter of brother's education, friend's chastity, husband's honor, or ailing father's health - the woman in these movies is practically dying to be a martyr and giving up their love and happiness. Like whatever! Might as well bury them alive upon birth. Such a poor rendition to a woman's resilience and strength!