A few days ago, the CBFC put a ban on airing the Alia Bhatt-Randeep Hooda starrer on TV
So I caught Star Plus’ hit show, Yeh hai Mohabbatein’s latest episode and was highly disturbed. Not only because the content was derogatory and illogical but also because it reminded me of a recent new item I had read. Get this… the Censor Board of Film Certification recently cancelled the airing of Sajid Nadiadwala’s Highway which stars Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda; the reason being that the film’s content is not suitable for children as it showcases child abuse. Hmmm…
Now the reason why I’m disturbed is that I don’t get how this show, which airs on prime time, faces no ban or opposition whatsoever. And here are 3 reasons why I think, THIS is the show that needs to be banned and not the film…
The good vs evil games
So we have the vamp (Shagun) plotting and scheming everything evil and we have Ms Goody-two-shoes, Ishita, who is the subject of all the scheming. And yet Shugun gets her way ALWAYS while Ishita has to constantly prove herself to everyone.
Also we now have Raman working for Ashok and being ridiculed time and again. I’m pretty sure portraying the bad guys victorious all the time is not the right reinforcement for children.
The suicidal child
This particularly addresses the child abuse issue the Censor Board had a problem with. The way Shagun uses her children in her evil plans is outrageous. The lady has poisoned Aditya’s brain to an extent that he’s become literally suicidal. I mean the boy is just 10 or 11 may be and he’s pouring acid on his hands and eating wrong medicines to take revenge on his mother’s behalf. It’s worse than physical abuse for a child to not get a sane mental environment to grow in. What kind of a person will he grow into?
But it’s okay! As long as children are unaware of the actual evils prevalent in the society, everything is fine. (Anyone who doesn’t get the sarcasm here, go kill yourself)
The women… demeaned and disrespected
The show is offensive and demeaning to women on so many levels that it’s unbelievable. Let’s start with Shagun- the vamp with brains that come up with exceedingly brilliant evil plans. But even she is shown to be so stupid that she fails to see Ashok’s reality when it’s staring her in the face. Come on! Women are way smarter than the show gives them credit for. Then we have Raman treating his wife in the most patronizing manner and his arrogance is projected as a charming trait. WOW! And that’s not all… in the last episode, Ashok tries to rape his wife to get her pregnant.
Let me get this right… it is not okay for children to watch a film which showcases child abuse but it is alright for children to learn that women should be treated derogatorily and that they are objects for child bearing that can be forced upon. (slow clap)
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