'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Similarly the eve-teasing, cat calling and women harassment is shown in almost all love oriented movies. This is becoming an encouragement to the youth as if it is their birth right and unnecessarily making women to suffer. This attitude should get changed. Movie makers also should think and make positive movies which will have good impact on society.
A very relevant thread raised by author, as such depiction of romance and persuading of a girl by the protogonist boy have huge impact on psyche of the public watching, especially the adolscent and teenage kids who blindly follow these characters from movies which many times leads to their rebelious and criminal behaviour.
Various organisations in movie buisness should check the impact of such movies on common public and try to stop such movies and dramas from the reach of audience who easily get carried away with such movies And dramas.
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A good thread from a new member.
In fact this is discussed often. If every one is against it why it continues?
That is where I take your question in the thread"....but why do our filmmakers portray it .." as the core point to place my views.
Film makers want profit. Profit will come only if the film is seen by more and more people. If people do not like such scenes why they encourage by going to such movies? Why the women's and students organisations not coming out and convince people not to see such movies? If people reject such movies will never come.
When such movies continue to be produced and run well it means people like such things. Women themselves encourage such films and serials by being loyal audience.
Unfortunately nowadays when sane voices say against such things of degradation happening in society and try to prevent it, the organisations of women and girls and 'progressive' students agitate saying that is moral policing, and they have freedom to do what they want.
If every one interpret freedom in their own may, what can be said? Anything sells in this commercial world.
I don't think that people like such things. It's just that they watch whatever is available. Movies like Dangal, Pink, Chak De, etc were really great and did great business without any skin show. But again, depiction of women harassment as something very normal in the movies is highly problematic. As Neelam Joshi said above, as a child grows up watching his macho role model indulging in such behaviour in the name of romance, he too tries to imitate him, for if the hero of the film does it, it must be normal and a way of life.