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Commodification Of Women In Hindi Films: Impact Of The Ideological Puppets - Munni, Sheela And Jalebi Bai

In India, there has been a recent spurt in the number of ‘item songs’ generated by Hindi films. These songs or ‘numbers’ are topping the popularity charts owing to the catchy lyrics and most importantly the performance by the top stars themselves. The present research article focuses on how such songs are a downright degradation of the entire womankind and how the patriarchal ideology thus promoted is detrimental to the safety of women in the real world. The obscenity and vulgarity endorsed by such songs often go un-noticed but do impact the psyche of people.

CINEMATIC REPRESENTATION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST NRI WOMEN WITH REFERENCE TO PROVOKED

The prospect of getting their daughters settled abroad and thereby themselves getting opportunities to migrate to foreign lands, still holds fascination for many Indian Families. Nevertheless this has often turned the dreams of many young Indian brides, lured into marital traps, into nightmares.