Why don’t women show daring like slap and darlings?
Both Thappad and Darlings are also talking about a significant change on the subject of domestic violence. That is, women who have suffered domestic violence are not only going to the police, they are reaching the courts for their self-respect. Is this change real or cinematic reality?
Alia Bhatt, Shefali Shah, and Vijay Varma’s film Darlings are being streamed on the OTT platform Netflix. Despite the campaign of Boycott Alia Bhatt, people are liking Darlings. Campaigns like Boycott got aired due to the re-presentation of a serious social problem like domestic violence, and the audience appreciated the film Darlings. Earlier, Taapsee Pannu’s film Thappad was also liked by the people. Taapsee Pannu’s character in Thappad also took a stand against domestic violence like Alia Bhatt’s character of Darlings.
Obviously, films on social topics like domestic violence are giving a message to common women to be daring against domestic violence. In the earlier films made on domestic violence, she used to suffocate all the tortures. Thappad and Darlings are trying to tell us that a little change is coming in society. Women are freeing themselves from domestic violence by taking recourse to the law. Is it true, or just cinematic reality? What do you want to say darlings and slap? Where on the one hand, the darlings are trying to tell ordinary women that some things never change like the violent instincts inside a human being. So, on the other hand, Thappad tried to say how important the self-respect of everyone in a husband-wife relationship in any family. Along with this, it is also necessary to raise voices against domestic violence and assault.
Films like Darlings and Thappad against domestic violence can become an inspiration for women. But, the real change has to be brought about by society itself.
If an attempt is made to find the message in the light of darlings and slaps, then it is clear that domestic violence is a crime in married life because it allows it to happen. Every woman has to gather the motivation to understand the violence that is happening to her and get out of it. There is no honor in hiding the scars of beatings on the face and body in the name of social prestige. Women killed by their husbands become normal by applying turmeric paste to their wounds. And, the beautiful dreams of life also start seeing that tomorrow everything will be fine. Everything gets worse instead of getting better. Why can’t women resist domestic violence?
Both Thappad and Darlings are also talking about a significant change on the subject of domestic violence. That is, women who have suffered domestic violence are not only going to the police, they are reaching the courts for their self-respect. Is this change real or is the real shining on the silver screen, which is far from the real reality? Are women becoming vocal for justice for themselves by crossing the economic-social boundaries? At least the NFHS-5 figures do not show this. Because, according to the report, 79.4% of women never complain about their husband’s atrocities. 99.5% of women victims of sexual violence never complain.
What will people say the questions of social dignity and dignity have been made so big in our society that getting out of its captivity is like a quagmire for women. The stronger the desire to get out of it. The danger of sinking back into the swamp also deepens. Women’s danger is due to economic-social insecurity. The life of women dependent on father-husband-son can never think about their independent existence in the absence of economic and social security. It is this economic and social insecurity that makes the father-husband-brother-son wish for the long life of the father-husband-brother-son with various types of fasting.
Films like Thappad and Darlings show the way of resistance against domestic violence. But, the quadrangle of economic-social challenges before him, does not show the way to overcome them. Of course, the law and the courts can also show them the way to get rid of domestic violence. But what will be the way to get rid of the insecurities that exist in the afterlife?
Why don’t all the governments and social organizations suggest any way about this option? Obviously, the cinematic reality of freedom from domestic violence is so comforting and satisfying that it makes the film a box office hit. But, in reality, the grip of domestic violence on women tightens more. The NFHS-5 figures show that 59% of women in India are not allowed to go outside the market, hospital, or village. Then what kind of life will be normal and happy can be guessed.
Films like Thappad and Darlings have to travel long distances to face the real social reality. In terms of entertainment, it definitely exposes the misery of women, which have been imprisoned for centuries behind the curtains of flowers hanging on the windows and doors