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Gangubai Kathiawadi_Representation of Women (Strong Women)



We can say that media is a platform that exposes us about any topics. Like this movie. I believe that Gangubai's highly contentious and the closing monologue serves as a synopsis of the entire film. " Why are we so evil, she said, when your guys are coming to us". I think that this is the best description of our society is one where we do support the majority, not the right.


Another factor that comes to mind is that the system in which prostitutes work is necessary in order to prevent an increase in rape cases, but despite this, we still reject people who live in such a way and do not want to portray queer people as a distinct group in our society, as is done in the movie when the staff refuse to let their children attend school. further the women of that area claimed that these ladies are ruining society through their business and that they are the trash of society, we need to accept them as human beings and give them the rights they deserve.

Here, we may also discover the idea of a "strong woman," who differentiates from Wonder Woman and any other character we might base our description of a strong woman on. I believe that this movie has the power to completely alter someone's perception of its strength. How she defends her rights and makes her voice heard.




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Very well written. I definitely loved reading the blog as much as i loved watching the movie. The character is very well written. There are now female centric movies being made in Bollywood which is definitely a game changer. This movie was a complete banger. What I loved about the movie was the idea that her character did not want to compromise at any point. She took her life choices in her own hand and she did not bow in front of anyone. It is important to show characters like these who were there in history because it changes narrative of women. The way she fought for lives of women throughout her own life gives inspiration to women that how…

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Abdul Rehman Mirza
Abdul Rehman Mirza
07. Aug. 2022

A great blog indeed. I agree with you when you say she is no less than a superhero. What I liked about the character is that she was a very battered, damaged woman who had been wronged by society and by the people she trusted, but she was a fighter. Despite being in the profession, she stood up and battled for all she felt they (the sex workers) were entitled to. Like she said, “I'm a sex worker, and you should respect me for that. You can't take what I'm doing for granted”. Based on information gleaned from their experiences, Gangubai Kathiawadi can show how the legislation has excluded the perspectives of women and other marginalized groups. On the other…

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Hey Bushra. Thanks for sharing.


I loved this movie, to be very honest. To start with, I would like to share how I have become comfortable with the content that includes representation of queer people, prostitutes, or communities that are not usually made a part of mainstream media in our popular media productions. Coming from a typical Pakistani family where discussions like these do not take place, these concepts were very alien to me. However, this film opened a whole new perspective on me, and I am very glad that I unveiled the themes and the narratives that this movie brought forward.


A very appealing representation that I found was the white saree that Gangu was given as a gift…


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Sabeeh - 24020369
Sabeeh - 24020369
06. Aug. 2022

Great blog, Bushra!

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Iman Aamir
Iman Aamir
06. Aug. 2022

Hi

I have been completely obsessed with this movie as well and I feel as that This movie makes us realize that every ones definition of strong is different….not every situation demands you to fight physically for one to be considered strong sometimes its the battle of the wits and the movie helps us realize womena definition of strong does not need to be them fighting like men but they should be empowered that they can win the game with their brains. I also feel it’s a very empowering movie in the sense that it has become the voice of so many sex workers who were not heard and it has made individuals sympathize and made them realize what struggles…

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