Tuesday, 12 January 2016

This left me thinking

This left me thinking


I just happened to watch a series called 'Man's World' while surfing randomly on YouTube. It's a short movie divided into a four episode series, which was aired online in September 2015. The movie gives a very powerful message that left me THINKING.

'Man's world' starts with a man named Kiran harping about 'Feminism'. He is very angry about the extra advantages and privileges given to women in today's society. He has a problem that why there is no movie named 'Father India'. He is shocked that there is a thing called 'marital rape', and mocks it by saying that marital rape is akin to calling a person pulling out money from his own wallet a thief. He brushes away the 'that time of the month' issue of women at workplaces by terming it as mere work evading excuse. His friend makes a remark -'Life is a fight between chest and breast, and in the end breast always wins' - on this biased society which, according to him, treats men badly. He doesn't even like this system of reserving seats for women in public transports. So one day, a drunk Kiran makes a wish to God to turn this world upside down and let men and women swap places.

What follows is a hilarious description of the changes he starts discerning before realizing that God has actually granted him his wish. And I need to mention this one when he starts feeling that disturbingly irksome pain in his stomach and spots blood on his trousers. Rest of the movie tells us about how this world treats women so differently. There are some strange set of rules for women. Kiran experiences all this, ranging from dowry to marital rape, eave teasing, bias at workplaces, and female feticide. 

At the end, Kiran is found talking to his son about his secret. He tells him that he doesn't want to CHANGE this world again, but FIX it in the favor of both the sexes!

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