Bollywood and Women

“Women are born to make sacrifices for men.”

This dialogue comes from the 1995 Bollywood film “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge,” where the main character, Simran, has fallen in love but her family has already arranged for her to marry someone else. Her mother asks her to sacrifice that love in deference to her father’s wishes. […]

But this portrayal is being challenged. A number of movies in recent years have shown mothers, and women overall, as full and complex human beings — not melodramatic side characters, but outspoken, independent leads who are in charge of their own fates.

New York Times

That was 1995. The beautiful thing about Democracy and Freedom of expression is that very slow progress looks mighty massive after 25 years. In 2020, women actors are playing all kinds of characters.

Yay Democracy.