Dangal war: Is your dad’s dream your dream too?
- Do you believe that you were born to realise your parent's dreams?
- When Dangal-daughter tried to be feminine, there was a dip in the performance. Really?
- Is sporting a masculine look necessary to achieve something in sports?
Is your father’s dream yours too or in other words, you believe that you were born to realise your parent's dreams?
Of course, technically and acting wise really well-made movie Dangal is being appreciated as the most powerful film of the year. But the problem is that it is being projected as the movie showing the real women empowerment. But is it so?
The three daughters of Mahavir Singh Phogat are seen striving hard to make their father proud. When none of these children dreamt of becoming wrestlers, their father's unfulfilled dream forces them to embrace the field. Sure, they are good at it, but did they want it?
Throughout the movie, the emphasis is given for making the girls look masculine. When they have tried to be feminine under various circumstances, there is a dip in the performance. Yes, short hair is much easy to maintain, sporting a manly look is the new fashion. But what about the women athletes and sportspersons who have made a name with long hair, who still paint their nails?
Be it Mary Kom or Sania Mirza, they have made the country proud and faced a lot of difficulties in reaching the place where they are standing now. The difference is they did it because they wanted it and not for someone else.
Nowadays TV programmes are filled with the reality shows and more than 90 % of the candidates auditioning as singers, dancers, performers or anchors do it for the sake of their parents. Yes, that is what they say on camera. I want to make my parents proud, and I am here to fulfil my father’s or mother’s dream! And then comes an emotional music and the candidate cries. As if that is the most great thing a girl can do in her life.
A small addition, in such auditions not only girls, but even boys say the same thing, and most of them too come to fulfil their parent's dreams. From a five-year-old to 30-year-old sound the same!
Dangal’s ending still glorifies Aamir Khan, and Geeta’s gold medal is pushed back; In Salman Khan’s Sultan, the strong female protagonist gives birth to a baby and decides not to take part in the Olympics (which was her sole dream till she marries Sultan)!
Radhika Apte-starrer Parched was in the news for all the wrong reasons. Some scenes were leaked, and people were waiting for the release of the movie to watch those ‘scenes’ in full. But the entire movie was about how these three women abused by men at every stage of their life dare to choose a free life. Most of those who have watched the movie might wonder, was there even such an angle to the movie?
In fact, the photo-shoots of Badminton stars Saina Nehwal, and PV Sindhu troubled many who wondered if this was going to affect their performance. When compared to them, Sania Mirza was hardly appreciated despite her being in the No 1 position in the doubles category in Tennis, just because she chose to look fashionable?
But above all, are you fulfilling your parents' dreams? Of course, there is nothing wrong in it, if that is what you too want!