When Bollywood Joined Hands With Obsessed Lovers
Bollywood usually gets the romance genre right, but sometimes it mistakes the weird stalking behaviour, toxic relationships and obsessed lovers with love. Indians are crazy when it comes to Bollywood and usually get influenced by the story so much so that they start taking ‘not required life lessons and starts applying them. ‘Ladki ki naa mai hi haan chupi hai’ logic has overshadowed the concept of consent. Bollywood movies are achieving number by showing stories wherein people are forcing the unwanted attention on their lovers and eventually ‘winning their hearts’, which is definitely not the idea of love and needs to stop with immediate effect!
Here are the Bollywood movies that are problematic AF:
The film showcases a badass stalker guy who can do whatever the hell he wants – beat anyone or get any women that he wants! On the other hand, Nirjara (Bhoomika Chawla) is shown to be the sarvagunn sampan sanskari daughter who is advised to not go to college and just get married. Well, the badass guy falls in love (obsession) with the sanskari girl and, in just a few meetings, keep his condition of beating the girl’s father if she does not marry him. The toxicity doesn’t stop at that; Radhe even kidnaps Nirjara to express his ‘love’ for her. People actually wanted to become like Radhe bhaiya with that famous hairstyle, but let’s be honest, following Radhe Bhaiya’s footsteps would lead you to jail.
The award for glorifying obsessed lovers straight up goes to Kabir Singh. No, we are not doubting Shahid Kapoor’s brilliant acting or Arijit Singh’s melodious voice, but the storyline and normalizing hitting a girl? The movie talks about passionate love, but what kind of lover would threaten their partner’s parents? If you applied the Kabir Singh kinda behavior in real life, you would literally be called a weirdly obsessed stalker!
Raanjhanna is a classic example of how an obsession can destroy your life. Dhanush’s character literally talks about two ways to get a girl – first is to work hard, and if the first one is not enough, you scare her. So when the girl refuses to love you, you cut your wrist to get her, and that is exactly what Dhanush’s character does, and Sonam’s character hugs him and kisses him. (Boys, don’t take any notes)
Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein
A guy goes to every length and breadth of stalking a girl and eventually gets her; it’s a happy ending but is it really? The way Maddy stalks Reena so much so that he keeps lying to her about being her fiance and Reena falling in love with Maddy is problematic at every level. Not that we didn’t love R. Madhavan and Dia Mirza’s impeccable acting, but stalking is scary!