I’ve at all times felt that aside from our upbringing, if there was one thing that has had a significant impression on all of us whereas rising up, it was Bollywood. Whether or not it was turning all of us into hopeless romantics, rooting for poisonous positivity and blissful endings or just condemning the idea of ‘consent’, which was anyway a joke in response to the movie business, our cinema has been notorious for selling problematic behaviour.
Seems, there may be lots of poisonous masculinity that Bollywood has contributed to by furthering problematic stereotypes, particularly with its hit songs, the lyrics of which might make you cringe and need to punch the lyricist proper within the face.
In actual fact, most of those previous songs are much less of songs and extra of threatening jingles which can be solely selling stalking and overlooking consent. Listed below are a few of them with the wackiest of lyrics!
1) Haseena Maan Jaayegi
“Kab tak roothegi, cheekhegi, chillaaye gi?
Dil kehta hai ek din haseena maan jayegi”
The hit 90s movie starring actors like Govinda, Sanjay Dutt and Karishma Kapoor, actually ended up producing a music that was the antithesis of consent and romanticised a woman’s protest on a highway whereas chasing her down.
2) Tu Hai Meri Kiran
“Tu kisi aur ki ho na jana
Kuch bhi kar jaaonga foremost deewana
Tu haan kar, ya naa kar
Tu hai meri… Kiran”
From the film Darr that was a psychological thriller and actually primarily based on a stalker, the music could possibly be an anthem for all of the creeps on the market who gained’t want a woman’s reply to assert her as their very own.
3) Chal Pyaar Karegi
“Chal pyaar karegi?” “Haan ji haan ji.”
“Mere saath chalegi?” “Na ji na ji.”
“Tu haan kar ya na kar, teri marzi. soniye.
Hum tujh ko utha kar le jayenge.”
One other 90s hit music that closely promoted crucifying the idea of consent. The lyrics for this one are straight up implying the way it doesn’t matter whether or not the woman say sure or no, the man will take her alongside forcefully, anyway. Such romance, a lot wow.
4) Gandi Baat
“Raja beta banke maine jab sharafat dikhayi
Tune bola ‘hatt mawaali’ bhaav nahi diya re
Thandi aahein bhar li bohot
Acchi baatein kar li bohot
Ab karunga tere saath… Gandi baat…”
Because the identify suggests, the complete music is however a testomony to how a man, after attempting to be the good man and never getting something for it, will lastly resort to “unhealthy means”, as a result of why not? Sluggish claps for the lyricists right here.
5) Apun Bola
“Yeh uska fashion hoinga, hontho pe na dil me han hoinga
Aaj nahee toh kal bolegee, ai tu stress kai ko leta hai re”
The worst a part of this music, imagine it or not, is definitely not the questionable lyrics, however the truth that these had been being sung by a lady within the music, no much less. Aishwarya Rai who performed the character of Shirley within the movie Josh was saying this to console her brother who bought rejected by a woman, however clearly it didn’t imply something as a result of apparently, within the 90s, woman saying no = woman saying sure.