Bala to Ek Mini Katha: 7 movies that normalised issues related to men
Here is a list of seven movies that dared to break the norms and normalised issues related to men.
Bollywood has a few films that highlight female and feminist ideology but for many years when it came to addressing issues related to men, the stories would often take a back seat. Over the years, the language of cinema has changed vividly. Now we have films that openly celebrated and highlight issues related to males. From Bala to Vicky Donor to Uppena; Take a look at a few films that managed to shed some light on the male side of society and normalise it.
Shubh Mangal Zyaada Saavdhaa
The film addresses homosexuality in a most real way. The film garnered praises from a major chunk of society and critics.
Super Deluxe embraces the idea of sexual fantasies. It gives us four stories, and the protagonists in each of these stories are tested in their ideas in the most unconventional ways.
Ek Mini Katha
Amazon Prime Video on Thursday announced that the Telugu film Ek Mini Katha, featuring Santosh Sobhan and Kavya Thapar in the lead roles, will release on May 27. Ek Mini Katha highlights the poignant issue of 'size' in the most humorous and light-hearted way. Yet again, another brilliant story is on its way.
Shubh Mangal Saavdhaan
With 'Shubh Mangal Savdhan', makers managed to address the concept of erectile dysfunction; the film managed to be a hit in an industry that glorifies toxic masculinity and received worldwide critical recognisation.
Uppena is the story of two people, Aasi and Sangeetha, chasing a distant dream where the horizon itself feels real. The film scales the issues of patriarchy and casteism in a light-hearted way, establishing a new way of looking at it.
Ayushmann Khurrana's debut film, 'Vicky Donor', released in 2012 dealt with male infertility and sperm donation issues that were never picked before. The movie became a box office hit as well as a benchmark for socially relevant Bollywood movies. Talking about sex is still a cultural taboo in conservative India, but the film hopes to usher in change with a light-hearted take on infertility and sperm donation.
Bala showcases the problem of premature balding, one of the lesser talked about issues in India. This problem is faced by most people, especially by younger people. The film showed how Ayushmann is desperate to grow his hair back and resorts to various internet hacks that prove futile. Multiple studies have reported how balding is a pressing issue, especially amongst people in their 20s.