The Viral Fever
I don't get the growing craze for <em>TVF Pitchers</em>, a web series brought out by The Viral Fever which traces the adventures of a group of Indian entrepreneurs. If it can't be banned for its obvious derision of Indian ethos and cultural values, it should at least be censored appropriately. After all, the web series openly talks about premarital sex, live-in relationships, shows a <em>bahu</em> arguing with her father-in-law...
Critics lambasted SS Rajamouli's magnum opus <em>Bahubali: The Beginning</em> for leaving no space for female characters to develop, and held it as an example to show how Telugu cinema is stuck in a medieval past. "Masculinity-porn", "sexist" and "testosterone-heavy epic" were some of the phrases used to describe the film. While I think deconstructing gendered representations in films is something to encourage, these readings are nowhere close to my experience of the <em>Bahubali</em>.