From Aishwarya Rai’s Provoked to Sridevi’s Mom; here’s cinema’s tryst with portraying rape

By Simmba’s time, Hindi cinema had used rape as a device to awaken someone’s conscience way too many times. Here, our hero, who at first seems to be an anti-hero, is a loutish, lethargic, loathsome yet likable cop who suddenly gets possessed by the spirit of Singham (metaphorically, of course) to punish the culprits who raped and killed an innocent girl. Rape here, however, was reduced merely to a tool to transform a villain into a hero for catcalls and commerce.

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