'Don't blame Bollywood for rapes'

Do explicit movie scenes and double-meaning songs and dialogues incite sexual violence? Many think so. But most directors in the Hindi film industry don't agree.

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  • Posted on: 25 December 2012 at 12:14ampaagalbandar

    I do blame hindi movies for such outrageous crimes to certain extent...As hindi movies always highlight the suffering of the girls after rape which highlights the power of men over women...It doesnt seem to highlight the harsh punishments which may be given to criminals nor does it highlight that the type of humiliation that the criminals families will have to face after being jailed for the crimes...If movies really wanna show such scenes, they should show the punishment as a major part of it rather than highlighting the girl's majboori and her suffering after the rapes...There is not a single indian movie where the full fledged punishments have been shown for such crimes...Also, hindi filmmakers should realize that majority of the audience who is viewing this already have the mentality that women should be suppressed, she should be kept in control...so showing only a women's suffering on television or on movies by man, is outrageous...yes I do blame hindi film and television for such crimes and for not highlighting the punishment but, focusing on suffering of the women

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  • Posted on: 24 December 2012 at 5:42pmThe_May_Rose

    Bollywood is to blame to a certain extent...If not directly then indirectly...

    I also agree with Yuvika_15...

    The comparisons to Hollywood shouldn't be made..It's a completely different society from India and even they have their issues...

    Many facctors affect why people commit such crime...Or any crime for that matter...Society, media and the law need to work together to get to the root of the matter...

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  • Posted on: 24 December 2012 at 12:24pm-Shayari-

    I gree with nisha below. Movies arent to blame for things. Its the same backlash here in US saying violent video games and movies are causing gun violence. Its bull. Violence in media may ADD to violence but no way in hell does it CAUSE it. Especially in rape. Rape has been severely prevelant in India since way before movies and media. And if movies are to blame then why is it not the same here? Rape here in US is taken VERY seriously. I notice one thing in America, rarely do u see men passing lude comments to women, eve teasing, or whatnot. I truly RESPECT my country for the one thing its good at, protecting women, and the men here respecting them. Yeh of course tere are cases of rape im not sayibg its non existant, but its not as severe as in India nor is it taken lightly. India needs to fix this rather than blame media, just as america needs to fix gun violence rater than blame video games and movies. One more thing, instead of blamin movies and media why cant people see the good coming from them? These movies and their film makers are not trying to increase the problems, they are trying to raise awareness of then in an effort to stop then from happening. And why cant we as humans learn from media the good things it teaches? Acts of kindness, love, heroism? When it depicts good then we ignore it and when something bad happens we pick on the same movies and treat them as scapegoats. UTTER BS.

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  • Posted on: 24 December 2012 at 10:54am---Nisha---

    I am not buying it. Hollywood is much more lewd than BW most of the time yet I don't see any men in my college here in US passing disgusting comments to girls. And ofcourse rape happens in America as well, but it isn't taken lightly by the cops. They do something about it here.
    There seems to be a nice instillment of manners in the boys/men here. Males at my uni always hold doors for women, let them get into the bus first or out of the bus first, offer their seat to a girl in the bus. They don't see us as objects, well atleast it doesnt seem that way. And even if they think a girl is hot; their way of expressing that is not to pass lewd comments because they know they wont get anywhere with that. And yes there are pick up lines that guys use...but most guys back off when they see they are making the girl really uncomfortable.
    I dont know about how guys behave in the bars and clubs once they are drunk because that isnt my scene. Honestly I dont know if a guy could just misbehave with a girl around a bar because every night there are so many cops in the downtown. And yes girls have gotten raped in the downtown, so cops flood the DW practically everynight.
    Anyways, I think its about the society you live in (the way your society treats women), and the way police and government looks at women and deals with crimes against women.
    Here if a girl gets raped...all sympathies are with her. Yes you will hear a few people say things like she should not have been in a dark alley drunk in the middle of the night. But then again so many girls are drunk so many nights at Uni's that you can't really say that.
    Instead what uni's and cops tell girls here is that if you want to go out and party then go with a group of people that you can trust and do not walk off alone somewhere, and even if you do walk alone do not walk in deserted alleys, stay on the main roads.
    I bet the cops dont say that in delhi. Rather they tell women...dont leave afte...

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  • Posted on: 24 December 2012 at 10:14am..DamonCrazy..

    Absolutely NOT.This is just another way of shirking around the issue just like saying "Girls INVITE rape".Absolute BS.Hollywood is way more explicit,hecj even their TV shows have very vivd love making,how is that THEIR rape rates arent higer.It's all very well to keep blaming other factors,but the main cause of rape in India is the useless politicians & police & placing men on a pedestal & telling them from birth that they are superior to women.

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  • Posted on: 24 December 2012 at 10:02amBudtameez

    Police and politicians psyche, attitude and non-action to 'Eve Teasing' as 'AISA TOU CHALTA HAI' emboldens some men to go on to becoming rapists!
    THE GOVERNMENT AND ESPECIALLY THE POLICE MUST PROVIDE SECURITY TO WOMEN BEFORE V.I.P'S!

    CLOSING DOWN DANCE BARS AND DRIVING AWAY PROSTITUTES CAN ALSO BE ONE OF THE REASONS WHERE THE SEXUAL FRUSTRATIONS THAT SOME MEN CAN NOT FULFILL DRIVES THEM TO COMMIT RAPE!
    THERE CAN BE NO EXCUSE WHATSOEVER FOR SEXUALLY ABUSING WOMEN AND NOT 'ALL' MEN ARE PAPISTS BUT FOR THOSE SMALL MINORITY OF MEN WHO ARE PAPISTS, WE SHOULD FIND OUT WHY THEY RAPE WOMEN.

    I DON'T THINK BOLLYWOOD MOVIES IS THE REASON FOR RISE IN RAPES...

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  • Posted on: 24 December 2012 at 10:02amSayaneeH.Lecter

    its absolutely non sense blaming Bolly or ne film for rape in society .. if it was den Holly movie has much more intimate n so called Hot scenes in them .. den y de r not having such high rate of rape .. Rape completely comes from d sick mentality of a rapist .. d mentality where he thinks he can do anything n force himself on a woman .. where he thinks being a man rape is manifestation of his manhood .. film, gal's dress, her character nothing is responsible for a rape .. y don't ppl understand it
    PS: n plz dont say showing intimate scn or sex scn makes rapists .. den before blaming Bolly for Rape cases we hv to blame Bolly for d population of India lol ..

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  • Posted on: 24 December 2012 at 10:02amdevraniharish

    Aache boore ke pehchaan insaan ko khud honi chaiye kisi ko blame nahi kiya jaa sakta leking film walon ko bhi chaiye aapni maryaada banye rakhe

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  • Posted on: 24 December 2012 at 9:50amIamSherLocked

    recent example of how bollywood does encourage the eve teasers---: the lyrics of the song oh my charlie ' tere curve bahut hai mode bahut har mode pe ghoom ke dekhta hoon' soon this will be the pick up line of the eve teasers : /

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  • Posted on: 24 December 2012 at 9:18amEternalAbhay

    Its totally idiotic to blame bollywood.. Bollywood films have good messages as well n i agree bwood films show sex but its the responsibility of the parents to make their sons humans n not animals who will go rape a random woman coz they saw something on the screen!

    Its the TV which shows patiarchal society n makes men feel superior

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