16 May, 2021

Steamer Rides

A new promiscuousness swamps our screens as Bollywood goes on testosterone mode. A sign of our evolved times, or is it just to get cash registers ringing?

Steamer Rides
A cavernous belly button moves up and down. Rapidly, as if motorised. The camera closes in on the Barbie doll-like body, as the man in the frame goes south: oral sex is a little more than hinted at. As for the heroine, well, her face shows she's having a good orgasm day. Additional gasp factor in this scene from Murder, the latest from the Mahesh Bhatt stable: the heroine (Mallika Sherawat) is married and the man making passionate love to her (Emraan Hashmi) is not her husband. Murder is just the latest in the rash of films hovering around the adultery theme in the last few months: Hawas, Masti, Jism, Tum were some others and there are a lot more in the pipeline. Coming up: Boney Kapoor's Bewafaa in which Kareena Kapoor continues to see ex-lover Akshay Kumar even after her marriage, and Sanjay Gupta's Musafir, which has Sameera Reddy striding across the laxmanrekha of fidelity, repeatedly.

It's raining adultery in tinsel town. The age of screen innocence (rather, sex-by-proxy when birds, bees and flowers and fountains-that-suddenly-come-on...

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