Co-writer of 'Thappad' Mrunmayee: We are victims of our own conditioning
'Thappad' co-writer Mrunmayee Lagoo Waikul says that both protagonists of the film are victims of their own conditioning, but she wanted Taapsee Pannu 'Amrita, a traditional upper middle class housewife, has enough power to recognize the mistake.
The social drama directed by Anubhav Sinha has earned criticism for his description of domestic violence from the perspective of a housewife, whose world collapses after her husband, played by Pavail Gulati , slap her at a party.
We feel that it is important to empower our women at least to believe that this is wrong and that they do not have to take it ... As we move forward in history, we feel it is important to show the rights of the male population, some of them do not they are aware that they have it ... The law is so deep and natural that even people who are aware can see a hint of themselves in the characters, the writer said in an interview.
Mrunmayee, who co-wrote the film with Anubhav, said that although women take care of the home alone, men assume it is their responsibility and wanted to show this imbalance without underlining it.
I have seen balanced roles ... My father is self-sufficient. My mother was an actress and managed her house efficiently. I've seen her astride both worlds. That is something natural for women, but somewhere men are prepared to think that all of these things will be taken care of (by women). We are victims of our own conditioning, the writer, daughter of recent times. Reema Lagoo , said.
Mrunmayee said they let the audience draw their own conclusion through Amrita's routine, which revolves around her home and her husband.
Without saying anything accusatory to each other when the daily routine is shown, people make correct inferences, both men and women. Women see how much we are left behind ... There is an identity struggle because 'there is no career, so, in less, I will be the best housewife.
Instead of trying to balance the dynamics of power, the writer said they wanted to show reality through various relationships such as Ratna Pathak Shah-Kumud Mishra and Maya Sarao-Manav Kaul.
We just try to balance reality with crafts. Vikram (the husband) is nice, but when things don't work out, he can become a different person. This comes from what he has seen, heard and his education. Similarly, the parents, Ratna's character never wanted to say anything to her husband since everything was going well.
We tend to overlook things and it happens in real life. No one is black or white. In real life, people can be whiter or blacker.
When asked if 'Thappad' was an extension of 'Pink' from 2016, which also featured Taapsee, and had the viral dialogue about consent, 'Doesn't mean no,' Mrunmayee said the idea never went through them. head.
That big line of 'Doesn't mean no' never occurred to us. The idea is so strong that it seeps into you when you're not thinking about it. What we were saying (in 'Thappad') was wonderfully aligned with this great truth, where 'does not mean no' is a slogan. Strengthen our belief in all that idea.