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Freaky Ali: Some Laughter Yes, But With A Fricking Big Dose Of Toxic Hegemony #MovieReview

Posted: September 13, 2016
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Women are targets of sexist jokes even in sports films like Freaky Ali. What’s more baffling is that the audience seems to enjoy this sexism portrayed in these movies.

There is something formulaic about the series of sports-films that we see. The underdog-turning-victor, the ill-timed injury, the sudden disappearance / death / strategic maneuver by the coach, the misplaced love interest (who hangs around cluelessly and might as well be a fly in the wall if it’s a woman – why thank you, Bollywood) and the whole slow-motion-practice schedule.

But here’s another ingredient in the formula that is often passed off as just another element – and emphasized upon as though it functions on par with oxygen: er

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