Thursday, May 10, 2012

Did you see this?




About a dozen people have sent me this video.  Everyone told me that it was wonderful. It is supposed to be about "eve teasing". However I must use the words "supposed" and "eve teasing" only loosely and with irony.

I am truly appalled by this video.  It looks to me like a film school graduation film. No more, no less.  It sends the wrong message, examines nothing, gives voice to nothing and is no more than a gimmick.  This supposedly light hearted approach trivializes what is a serious, and life altering and life threatening problem for almost all Indian women.

The filmmaker needs to understand the nuances in the depiction of irony whenever humor is used to address and examine issues of violence.

I am so sad that this film is going viral and just hope that more women do not identify with the tittering and vacous empty-threatmaking in the film.

Have you seen this film and what did you think of it?

4 comments:

MuMuGB said...

I hadn't seen this film and I am not sure that it sends the right message. Simply put, it didn't do it for me.

memsaab said...

Showing a bunch of girls tittering about the subject doesn't really work for me either. It's a serious problem, don't trivialize it...

Life Unordinary said...

Shallow.

Nice blog, why don't you update it more often? Fund you through Shobha De.

Inds said...

I agree..