The Mumbai Police's official Instagram handle is known for using pop culture and Bollywood references for their posts to spread awareness about various issues. Their recent post on misogyny has been receiving a lot of praise and has done its job of making a point.
On Thursday, the Mumbai Police posted a bunch of Bollywood movie dialogues from popular films and called out the misogyny in them. The post had dialogues from films like Kabir Singh, Maalamaal, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Dabangg, Dil Dhadakne Do, Chashme Baddoor, and Ujda Chaman.
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Misogyny in Indian films has quite often been discussed. But it was the 2019 film Kabir Singh directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga that drew heavy criticism. The film was criticized for its misogynistic lines and glorifying the violent nature of the lead actor. Other scenes that made to the list include Salman Khan threatening Sonakshi Sinha in Dabangg, Naseeruddin Shah, and Satish Shah discussing how a woman deserves to be eve-teased, Shah Rukh Khan telling Madhuri Dixit about the duties of a wife among others.
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