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Revealed:April 7, 2017 5:48 pm
Arjun Kapoor apparently went and stayed in Bihar for over per week to “put together” for his function of an area lad, Madhav Jha, in his upcoming movie Half Girlfriend, who’s weak at talking English. He claimed to have picked up the everyday mannerisms and diction of individuals there, as a part of gearing up for the half. However, when the movie’s first 43-second teaser arrived on Wednesday, it solely left each Bihari, together with me, disillusioned… Dissatisfied to the hilt, for it solely established the stereotypes we’ve been going through for many years, and even must battle in opposition to, as soon as we step out of out state.
“Ria ke saamne aate hello hum ekdum narbhasaa jaate hain……. Uu to hamari, kaa kahate hain, haaph girlphrend banna chahti hain. Par ik baat batao, ee haaph girlphriend hota kya hai…”
And all this whereas Arjun is studying Chetan Bhagat’s novel, IN HINDI!
Thus, all our hopes from the movie are shattered!
Watch | Arjun Kapoor as Madhav Jha | Half Girlfriend
Arjun, our hardcore Punjabi munda, is clearly struggling to get his Bihari act proper. We don’t blame him. We blame the writers and finally Chetan Bhagat, whose novel by the identical title confronted criticism for exhibiting the individuals of the north Indian state in a demeaning mild. His Madhav Jha represented a state the place individuals can’t converse English, are low on confidence, find yourself getting admissions in esteemed establishments not on advantage, however on sports activities quota. Reduce to actuality, Biharis maintain the very best positions in fields starting from administration, forms to politics. They’re those who seize all the highest seats in faculties with their intelligence. They’re assured and may even run a complete nation. So which Biharis is Chetan Bhagat speaking about? Or he’s ficussing solely on stereotypes?
However, don’t we’ve males with related traits from a number of different states as properly? Then why solely choose a random somebody from Bihar when we’ve already been going through the phrase “chal bey Bihari” wherever we go? Literature and cinema holds the facility to offer a route to a society. Such artwork varieties have given option to the largest occasions and caused adjustments within the mindsets at main junctures of historical past. They why, in at present’s time, do one thing that solely takes us again in time?
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If a e-book has already been held liable for solely glorifying cliches, why didn’t director Mohit Suri take into consideration taking his “cinematic liberty” and making the appropriate adjustments within the script? A shy man from a humble background can fall in love with a wealthy woman. Why was there a have to forcefully insert the “Bihariness” into the already shoddy script?
Bollywood has had its tryst with Bihari characters. From Amitabh Bachchan to Shah Rukh Khan, all of them have someplace or the opposite of their careers, donned shades from Bihar. However, possibly they managed to tug it off in a greater manner, that didn’t depart us as harm as this time. Similar to individuals of Kerala thought Deepika Padukone’s act in Chennai Categorical was removed from actuality, Arjun’s half is giving a déjà vu to us Biharis.
I’ve been born and introduced up in Bihar. I don’t converse “hum” or say “Re sasura, bahutte badhiya kaam kiya bey!” I’ve watched English movies, obtained admission into a university of my selection and on advantage. And other people like me are a majority at present. We converse fluent English, and our Hindi is to die for. Jokes have been cracked about how we use phrases like “garda” and “babuni,” however all that’s for enjoyable. So, Mr. Mohit Suri and Mr. Chetan Bhagat, typecasting a set of individuals simply because you aren’t privy to floor actuality, and suppose that making a mash-up of some 200 “Bihari” phrases could make your script, you severely want a actuality test!
The teaser of Half Girlfriend has absolutely not gone down properly with many people. And we aren’t anticipating something higher within the two-and-a-half hour full size movie. The hurt is completed. Respect for one of many good administrators of Bollywood, Mohit Suri, has been misplaced. Right here’s a pleasant recommendation to Bollywood – cease taking every thing as a right. If you happen to suppose “sab chalta hai,” properly, probably not. Not, if you find yourself pointing figures at a neighborhood. Not if you find yourself glorifying one thing sans background analysis. And positively not when it’s in regards to the sentiments of our roots.
Arjun Kapoor, you’ve tried arduous, however we’re sorry, you could possibly not pull it off. Possibly per week of Bihar was too much less!
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