So much of patriarchy is about controlling women, their behaviour, their bodies, their choices. A Chudail, or as in Roohi, a Mudiyapairi, is the way Hindi films often deal with this.
Women are expected to 'forgive' a man who slips up because he had a 'moment of weakness', but can a woman do the same in our society, and will it be similarly 'forgiven'?
Saleable actors, a chudail, and a premise that the audience might lap up, does the latest film offering on Netflix, Roohi, deliver?
Movies mirror our lives, but also tell us how to live them. These 5 movies show us what female friendships do for our lives, in the best possible way.
Punjabi pop songs show men as strong and powerful individuals, and women as gold diggers beseeching their men for the goodies!
By this point, the film has already established that Archana is not a stereotypically 'perfect' woman. The question is whether she will be punished or rewarded for it.
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