You won't believe these sexist Hindi film dialogues we're about to drop on you actually exist. In 2021, it's a little difficult to digest that lines that casually demean, degrade and deride women have, for so long have been a part of our pop culture lexicon. And for so long, no one cared to point out they were problematic.
Bollywood is a crockpot of many things beautiful, but equally many things regressive. From justifying the idea that it is okay to be violent with a partner or that a woman really means 'yes' when she says 'no,' Hindi films have contributed massively to the modern misogyny we are surrounded by.
With the strides feminism is taking now, however, people are rising up to call out the sexist bits in the content we consume. And since Bollywood is among the biggest and most influential defaulters, there is much to point out here.
Sexist Hindi Film Dialogues That Should Have No Place In Our Lives:
1. Grand Masti
"Balatkar se yaad aaya meri biwi kahan hai?"
2. Kambakkht Ishq
"Marriage se pehle ladkiyan sex object hoti hain aur &t=8s">marriage ke baad, they object to sex."
"Pyaar se de rahe hain, rakh lo, varna thappad maarke bhi de sakte hain."
4. Pyaar ka Punchnama
"A happy woman is a myth."
5. Kabir Singh
"Preeti, chunni theek karo."
6. Housefull 4
"Aur kya kya chhupa rakha hai taikhaane mein?"
7. Pati, Patni aur Woh
"Agar kisi tarah jugaad laga ke usse sex haasil kar liya toh balatkari hum hain."
"Subha se shaam peechha karo, ghar ke baahar, school ke baahar, bazaar mein... aur ladki ko itna thaka do ke woh thak ke haan bol de."
9. Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum
"Tum ladki me sabse pehle kya dekhte ho? Wo toh depend karta hai na ke ladki aa rahi hai ya ja rahi hai."
10. Mere Brother ki Dulhan
"Yeh hoti hai asli ladki - chutki mein Bipasha, chutki mein Madhubala."
11. Hum Tum
"Museum? Rhea, don't be such a girl yaar."
12. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
"Black makes me look thin. And green makes you look fat."
13. Prem Aggan
"Yeh kaisi shirt pehni hai, aur ladkiyon wali perfume laga rakhi hai. Tumhara naam Jay Mehra nahi, Gay Mehra hona chiye tha."
14. Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
"Bike ho ya ghar, handle hamesha apne haath mein. Warna bhabhi kabhi izzat nahi karegi."
15. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
"Tumhari jaisi ladki flirting ke liye nahi, ishq ke liye bani hai."