Episode 12: Are Luv Ranjan films such as Pyaar Ka Punchnama and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety misogynistic? Aparita and Baisakhi debate – in two episodes. In #12, a look at Pyaar Ka Punchnama. This movie has been described as a battle of the sexes comedy, which made director Luv Ranjan, and actors Kartik Aaryan and Nushrat Bharucha into household names in India.
In Geeton Ka Ghanchakkar we take a cue from the start of shaadi ka season and listen to AR Rahman’s track Mehndi Hai Rachne Wali from Zubeidaa (2001), and another ladies sangeet hit Sheila Ki Jawani, a Vishal-Shekhar composition from Tees Maar Khan (2010).
In Bollywood Behes, Aparita and Baisakhi discuss their own interpretations of Luv Ranjan’s debut feature film Pyaar Ka Punchnama, which turned out to be a sleeper hit and made the director and leading pair into celebrities. While many in the audience, and some critics, praised the film for showcasing the reality of relationships from a male perspective, others have characterized it as a misogynistic film.
Music: Bollywood Blades by Professor Kliq/ Material Breakthrough by Peritune