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Vansh Chopra

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Is Simmba about women empowerment?


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All I would say is, it tries to be so. And that is also a great thing to attempt for Bollywood, infamous as it is for the objectification of women.

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Before calling Simmba a movie about women empowerment, let’s not forget it was promoted and sold as a power-pack masala movie and has an item number which surely contributed a great deal in attracting audience towards the theatres. Another thing that attracted people to the theatres is the presence of Sara Ali Khan, the daughter of Saif Ali Khan.

When the audience actually come to the theatre and take their seats, they realize that Sara Ali Khan has badly sidelined, and Ranveer Singh’s bombarding energy is dominating the major part of the movie. And the masala-movie lovers, which constitute the audience, are not saddened even an ounce by this.

Rohit Shetty being Rohit Shetty has left no page unturned in making the movie fully equipped with action scenes which, of course, are glorifying male strength. The woman who is raped in the movie is an Abla Naari who awaits the awakening of Simmba (Ranveer Singh) to avenge the wrongs done to her.

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Obviously, the movie will prove to be a hit at the Box Office, a feat that the actual women empowerment-oriented movies like Akira and Matra never achieved.

If this wasn’t enough, the presence of Sara Ali Khan is diluted even more by the cameos of other two heroes Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn.

To conclude the answer of your question, I would say that the movie is not bad if you ignore the “women-empowerment” part of it, because the entertainment elements outweigh the social-issue element as much as the presence and contribution of women in the movie is outweighed by the presence of men.

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