Kabir Singh : Being Criticized for displaying toxic masculinity
Kabir Singh, Bollywood movie starrering Shahid Kapoor. Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga has knocked down the box office with a turn over of more than Rs. 200 crore till date.
Despite of negative reviews Kabir singh has become a great success. It’s a story full of pain, anger and love Hence, a film full of drama. But this emotional drama has left a real deep mark on the audience and continuously doing so.
But the movie has come across great controversies. Lets see what the director of the film has to say in his first major interview post release of the film, defending the controversy. ” If you can’t touch slap, touch your woman whenever you want, I don’t see emotion.”
According to the journalist. Vanga said, “When i started the film, i already knew it would be a great success at the box office. But i never thought that the rage would be repeated, and it has multiplied 4 times now.”
The film has made Rs. 218 crore domestically till date. And the director believes that it can cross the Rs. 300 crore mark. Which will make it the most successful Bollywood film of 2019. Certainly the film has already become Shahid Kapoor’s biggest solo film of his career.
Vanga : Claimed ‘critics hate me.’
When asked about the most controversial allegation of toxic masculinity and poor treatment of women in the film. Reddy said ” When we are deeply in love and deeply connected to a woman. If you don’t have the liberty of slapping each other. Then i don’t see anything there.” This is a huge statement given by him. And people speaking against it is natural. Cinemas being such a great influence for the major population. Portraying hyper masculinity and violence towards women can really change it’s significance in reality. Doing domestic violence in the name of love is a very easy path to hide the deed.
And above all portraying it on a nation wide level film is definitely terrific. But Vanga had previously directed the Telugu film Arjun Reddy. Which was a great hit and a major box office success. Consequently it had attracted similar criticism. Though on a smaller scale.
Emphasizing on the critics who’ve disparaged his film, Vanga tagged them as ‘ Parasites who are the real threat to the film industry.’ He also added “Probably they never experienced love in the right way.” Continued ” They were only on the feminist side, they didn’t speak about anything else.” Vanga was astonished as the conversation was mostly centered around the themes. And not the technical aspects of it. Thus he said this was perhaps because ” They hate me.” Referring the critics.
Kabir Singh Portrays Love Has No Boundaries : Is It So
Watching a dominating masculinity on screen might be fun. But then why in real life we are fighting for it. Fighting for gender equality is a waste when our cinemas only promote dominance in the name of love.
In the name of love people also commit suicide they why is it tagged as a crime. Though this block buster hit one can learn that a person is allowed to do anything in the name of love. By making this film a block buster hit one can easily see the mentality of our population.