The increase in violence against women in the “modern and progressive” centres in a city, schools and colleges, is a telling reminder that the regressive forces in society do not want women to build their own individuality and space.
Kabir Singh left many fuming over the normalisation of violence against women. But Shahid Kapoor says those who feel the content of the movie is disturbing and uncomfortable, they should not have watched it.
Kabir Singh box office collection Day 31: The Sandeep Reddy Vanga directorial, starring Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani, continues its smooth run at the theaters despite new releases like The Lion King and Super 30.
Kiara Advani celebrates one month of Kabir Singh's release. She took to her Instagram account to share how 'truly grateful' she is to her team and the audience for 'making our film what it has become today.'
Kabir Singh box office collection Day 22: The Sandeep Reddy Vanga directorial crossed Rs 250 crore and has become the highest grossing Hindi film of 2019 so far. Starring Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani, it is a remake of hit Telugu film Arjun Reddy.
Would domestic violence cease if films such as Kabir Singh or Dabangg or Tere Naam were not made? Of course not. But popular cinema is a powerful way in which a society negotiates its rights and wrongs.
While many have lauded Shahid Kapoor's performance, others have questioned whether this kind of film should have been even thought of considering the "overbearing nature" of Kapoor's character and his tumultuous relationship with his love interest.
A section of the audience has accused Kabir Singh of glamourising toxic masculinity and sexism. In an interview with Film Companion's Anupama Chopra, director Sandeep Reddy dismissed the criticism as "pseudo".
Deepika Padukone, Varun Dhawan, Natasha Dalal, Allu Arjun, Hina Khan, Janhvi Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Gabriella Demetriades, Shahid Kapoor, Kiara Advani, Malaika Arora and a few others were clicked by our photographers today.