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Kartik Aaryan’s Monologues: Will This Misogyny Ever End?

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Kartik Aaryan’s movies are not exactly progressive. And that is far from breaking news for anyone who has kept up with this man’s career. Ever since Pyaar Ka Punchnama, Kartik has been both loved and criticized for picking up similar roles with similar dialogues. But the issue here is way bigger than his acting choices. This week saw the trailer launch of “Pati, Patni, Aur Woh”. Directed by Mudassar Aziz, it stars Aaryan alongside Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Pandey. And yet again, we get a monologue from his character, as he rants about his sex life.

Rape jokes were never funny

The trailer for the movie is just above the two-minute mark. But it manages to fit in a rich plethora of sexist ideas in it very conveniently. Kartik Aaryan’s character, Chintu Tyagi is cheating on his wife with his colleague. As he tries to hide his infidelity, he spins a web of lies – you know, Bollywood’s run of the mill takes on this genre. But there’s a very specific dialogue in it that is really, really concerning.

If you ask your wife for sex, you’re a beggar. If you don’t have sex with her, you are depriving her. And if you manage to get sex from her through a jugaad, you are dubbed a rapist. (Indian Express)

What is the phrase “haasil kar lena” doing in a conversation about sex? Chintu Tyagi is desperately trying to paint himself as the victim here as he makes a joke out of marital rape. Because unless and until you think your wife “owes” you sex, you wouldn’t say things like this. This is a scary perspective to show on screen, right? This guy is belittling the #metoo movement, reducing women to sex objects, and demanding to be sympathized with, too – all in the same breath. No wonder that the men who like his movies and the kind of ideas he promotes are often (termed as) incels.

And this is certainly not the first time…

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Pyaar Ka Punchnama, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, and now this movie – all of them have this angry man who essentially hates women, and takes it out in the form of these monologues. One would think that at least once his characters would attempt to solve these issues like an adult. But that never happens – they keep forging an escape route but never a solution.

What does Kartik Aaryan have to say about it?

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Unsurprisingly, he almost always stands by his characters and the worldview they embody. In a country like India, where every other woman has experienced sexual assault and harassment in one form or another, monologues like these only add fuel to the fire. You see, they tell men that it is okay to be vindictive – to look at sex as something to be “achieved” – to vilify their girlfriends every chance they get. Men like him fail to recognize the effect their work has on the masses. Or maybe it’s all intentional, and they are content with it. Because hey, it’s making them richer at the end of the day. So who cares about the women who will be left to deal with the repercussions?

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Suhana Khan’s Short Film Is A Profound Piece Of Cinema

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Suhana Khan, Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter landed her first role in a short film. The film named, ‘The Grey Part Of Blue’ has been directed by Theodore Gimeno and stars the aforementioned star opposite Robin Gonella. “As they embark on a two-day long road trip, a young couple finds themselves forced to face the realities of their relationship,” is what the synopsis of the short film says on YouTube. The short film is approximately ten minutes long and has since racked up around half a million views in a span of two days of its release. You can have a look at the film below –

On the release of the short film, director Theodore Gimeno wrote in the YouTube caption section of the short film that, “Really excited to finally bring to you this project I’ve been working on for the past year! I’ve been immensely lucky to work with such an amazing group of people: cast, crew and friends that helped me turn this idea into something real! So that’s really awesome. And hopefully, you will have enjoyed it too! Thank you!”

Before the release of the film, there were also posters released for The Grey Part Of Blue by the director Theodore Gimeno. Tale a look at the Instagram release of the posters for the short film –

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Suhana Khan who is studying Film-Making in New York has also played the role of Juliet in Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo And Juliet.’ Her father, Shah Rukh Khan was all praises for the cast and crew’s performance in the play. Take a look at the Instagram post down below shred by Papa Khan himself –

Apart from acting, Suhana Khan previously had a photoshoot with Vogue Magazine which didn’t sit too well with the masses. Many believed that the film star’s daughter hadn’t done much yet to deserve her own photoshoot. But we can all agree that she’s off to a great start. Suhana Khan’s acting in the short film has been well-received and praised by fans and newcomers alike. We can definitely look forward to her bright future.

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Top 10 Christmas Movies To Binge-watch This December

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Christmas is all about the movies. Obviously the Christmas cheer comes into it, but you can’t beat snuggling up with your family or friends and watching a classic movie of the season. Here we take you through the hits and remind you of some Christmas movie gems. There’s horror. There’s comedy. There is never a lack of options good, bad, or confusing that can fill the many hours of the holiday season.

1. A Christmas Prince

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This was one of Netflix’s first forays into the Christmas genre, and upon first glance, it’s full-on Christmas vibes and this could be overwhelming. But if you really sit back and let go of the fact that you can call literally every twist and turn, then you come to realize that A Christmas Prince is actually the perfect holiday season movie. There’s no plot to follow or anything: it’s just full-on Christmas spirit, bottled in the story of a journalist and a rogue prince in a country that isn’t even real.

 

2. Office Christmas Party

T. J. Miller and Jennifer Aniston play feuding siblings who have different perspectives on how to run the company they inherited. Tasked with winning the business of a high-stakes client, Miller’s Clay sets out throw the office Christmas party to end all office Christmas party an event so debauched that it might end their company, too. This is one of the most interesting and fun movies to watch with your buddies.

 

3. The Night Before

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The Night Before is messy in the way you’d expect any Seth Rogen movie to be, but it’s also the stoner-Christmas movie that’s worth putting on your list. It’s also a perfect story for those guys you know who just refuse to grow up and eventually have time come and kick them in the ass to remind them that they’re not kids anymore, and if they were, Santa would absolutely not be stopping at their houses.

 

4. Die Hard

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Die Hard is everything every Christmas movie should always be forever. It’s a mix of the baddie from The Grinch Who Stole Christmas; the unbeatable hero who shows up to teach everyone a lesson from Miracle On 34th Street; the ghosts of past, present, and future who bring insight and change from A Christmas Carol; plus every redemptive struggle about family and personal evolution and good versus evil, all wrapped up in a big shiny box.

 

5. Home Alone

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For those who haven’t yet watched it here’s a quick summary- eight-year-old Kevin McCallister gets forgotten by his family who jet off to Paris without him. Whilst his family try desperately to get back to America, burglars try to break into poor Kevin’s home. However, through much hilarity, Kevin skillfully defends his home with the aid of a tarantula and some artfully crafted cardboard cut-outs.

 

6. It’s A Wonderful Life

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For those who don’t like black and white movies It’s A Wonderful Life might not seem like the most appealing choice when you’re picking a Christmas movie to watch, but trust us, this is definitely one of the top five Christmas movies of all time. Even though It’s A Wonderful Life didn’t cause much of a stir when it was first released, the movie has proved timeless.

 

7. The Snowman

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The Snowman is a magical and simplistic movie that is a firm favourite on this best movies list. The animated movie is a great family hit, not only because of the stunning pictures and the magical world in which the story takes place but also because it’s mesmerizing music can calm even the most hyperactive of overexcited children down and send them soundly to sleep until Father Christmas arrives. This one is great to watch on Christmas Eve.

 

8. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

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Surely this movie makes into this list for the simple reason that Chevy Chase is the star of the show. Its a fact that this Griswold Christmas movie delivers on the goofball, slapstick front like no other. In every scene, someone falls through a ceiling, off a roof or sets fire to something in a disastrous fashion. Typically, the Griswolds try desperately hard to make a perfect party for their family and inevitably, as every other National Lampoon movie proves, the harder you try the worse the day turns out.

 

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Did You Check Out The Good Newwz Trailer?

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The much awaited Good Newwz trailer is out now. This Dharma production film staring Kareena Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani, and Diljit Dosanjh is a huge ball of laughter and we can tell this from the trailer itself.

The cast, the story, the concept, the production house, we love it all and you cannot deny it at all!

But first let us have a look at the poster and the first look of the movie:

How promising and fun does that look?

Now, moving on to the Good Newwz trailer:

Well, doesn’t this seem so exciting? We can definitely not wait!

The movie is scheduled to release on the 27th December, the Christmas weekend, which makes it more fun.

Actors Kareena Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani, Diljit Dosanjh and the entire team of Good Newwz including Karan Johar (producer), and Raj Mehta (director) were present at the trailer launch in their best form. Here is some glimpse of the event:

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Seems like the entire cast is having a lot of fun and we are sure that this will be visible on the screen itself.

So, are you excited for this comedy drama to hit the big screen?

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