First things first : When I talk about the boldest scenes in Cinema, I am not going to post nude and rape scenes. 😉 These scenes can disturb/shock a person but cant shake him from within. The most sensitive aspect that touches a person instantly is their religion and films that question the beliefs held by them are the ones that ruffle their feathers the most.
1) Lajja is one of the lesser talked about films in Santoshi’s career. He is a director known for giving strong roles to his heroes but it is rather ironical that his Lajja, a strong woman oriented film is never talked about on forums which probably is the boldest film he has made to date. Check this scene from Lajja, a Ramayan play in which Madhuri questions the attitude and ego of Rama towards Sita during Agni Pariksha. The arguments/dialogues are really bold and is a point to pander about. I was not surprised when I could not find a good quality video of this scene. Not many will have the stomach to debate on this topic.
I never liked what supposedly Ram did during this incident. It was very sexist and cheap to ask Sita to do an Agni Pariksha just because Raavan kidnapped her and took to Lanka. Somewhere our tradition of suppressing women comes from this incident where always a woman has to prove herself but never the man. And even after she passed the fire successfully, she is abandoned by Ram when she is pregnant citing the reason that he is not sure whose kids they are. This is the worst thing a husband can say to his wife.
Somehow I don’t feel this is a true incident. I think its manipulated by male chauvinistic writers over the years and they have concocted this entire episode .
2) OMG Oh My God Climax:
Its another powerful film not talked about at all on forums, inspite of my repeated efforts to engage a conversation probably due to its extremely strong content. The boldest Hindi film ever made. Questions a lot of beliefs and superstitions and is sure to make many uncomfortable. Paresh breaks idols and daan-petis and Akshay as Lord Krishna smiles and approves the act. When was the last time you saw such a scene in a Hindi film?
I was surprised how it even worked so well at the BO? When was a last time someone called a religious place as “dukaan” and people had no issues! Its also a good sign that atleast some people have matured. It gives me special pride that a Hindu star and a Hindu director made this film, hats off to them.
3) Khuda Kay Liye:
This scene exposes all the fake mullahs out there. “dadhi mien deen nahi, deen mein daadhi hai” dialogue is epic. Naseer’s arguments are brilliant. He questioned lot of beliefs among Muslims from the way they dress to the rights of women. I am sure it makes many hardcore fanatics uncomfortable and those who manipulate Islamic laws to suit their agenda.
4) Suhaag Intro scene of Akshay
When was the last time an established lead actor had the audacity to make an introduction in mere speedos and danced like there’s no tommorrow? He also does the Ninjutsu cat leap over the sofa not even worrying what if the towel would come off. Very bold even by today’s modern standards.
Ok the last one is a joke, so take it easy 😉
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