29 November, 2020

Dil Dhadakne Do

Zoya makes it pretty clear that her heart beats for women and for overhauling gender roles and expectations.

Dil Dhadakne Do
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Starring: Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh, Farhan Akhtar, Rahul Bose
Directed by Zoya Akhtar
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Achhe din seem to continue for women in Bollywood. Right from the early moment in Dil Dhadakne Do, when Anushka asks Priyanka for a dance and they swing together in wild abandon, Zoya makes it pretty clear that her heart beats for women and for overhauling gender roles and expectations. The film offers an array of interesting women. All belong to the affluent strata and hence, presumably, form the creamy, liberated yet superficial layer. Well, not quite. Here we have complicated, flawed women with their unique dilemmas, trying hard to rise above them. There’s Neelam Mehra (Shefali), a...

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