Hautetalk: What Will It Take For Sandeep Reddy Vanga To Stop Hating Women In His Films Like Animal, Kabir Singh?

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Hautetalk: What Will It Take For Sandeep Reddy Vanga To Stop Hating Women In His Films Like Animal, Kabir Singh?

With Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna and Bobby Deol starrer Animal, Sandeep Reddy Vanga is now 3 films old. And let’s face it, the man knows how to get people talking about him and his films. Even though he’s just three films old, the filmmaker is known to hold patriarchal values and misogyny high. Arjun Reddy, the Hindi remake Kabir Singh and now Animal, every single film that SRV has made seems to loudly express his hate for empowered women, feminists and the evolving world where women not only have more agency but also speak their minds. I honestly do not know who hurt him but his hate for women in his films is not justified at all.

Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Alpha Males Are All About Toxic Masculinity

The dominant male in a group is known as the alpha male. It usually refers to a male who is confident, assertive and has leadership qualities. But thanks to our patriarchal society and the 1980s and 1990s pick-up movement, the alpha male is known to be the authoritarian, “masculine” man who can get any woman he likes and then manages to keep them in line. The pickup artist was a movement where some men promoted the idea that men could climb the ladder of social status by being more masculine and using aggressive, toxic and manipulative tactics to seduce women by using problematic behaviours like choking women, negging, objectifying women and essentially behaving like cavemen.

In Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s world, his alpha males are the cliché alpha males who mistreat women. His male characters hear women but don’t listen to them or “allow” them any agency. According to SRV, an alpha male is someone who is the “man” of the house and controls and protects the women of the house. He is angry, aggressive, and violent, sees women as objects and uses them as and when he pleases. Doesn’t it make him a modern-day pickup artist?

Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Female Characters Only Speak When Men “Empower” Them!

In a world where women express their opinions, Sandeep Reddy Vanga makes sure to create female characters like Preeti (in Arjun Reddy and Kabir Singh) and Geetanjali (Animal). Preeti is a quiet, meek woman who lets a man TELL her that she belongs to him while she gives passive consent to the relationship. On the other hand, Geetanjali speaks her mind but very rarely because how dare she have an opinion on everything? She questions Ranbir Kapoor’s Ranvijay when he cheats but she does not speak a word when he’s openly discussing their sex life and her body in front of a group of doctors and their family.

Also Read: Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Animal Is Proof Women Bear The Brunt Of Toxic Masculinity. These Men Need Therapy, Not Guns!

In Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s world, women like the cliché “alpha males” who dominate them, slap them, choke them, don’t ask for consent, cheat on them, have anger issues and daddy issues, and treat them like garbage. His female characters are not allowed to speak, they’re not allowed to like anyone but the alpha male and they’re expected to forgive his bad behaviour.

We’re here telling women to quit being fixers and quit being a rehab for badly raised men while SRV is telling women that the only way they will find true love is by dating alpha males who pick them because they have hips wide enough for childbearing. Also, has anyone noticed that the women in SRV’s films hardly speak before they sleep or get married to the alpha male because men give women their voice, of course!

Also Read: Sigmund Freud’s Theory Explains Ranbir Kapoor’s Daddy Issues In Animal, Tamasha And Wake Up Sid; Here’s How It Affects Women!

Sandeep Reddy Vanga Wants Revenge Against Feminists

SRV’s films seem to be aimed at putting women in their place while massaging the egos of men and telling them that toxic masculinity is the only way to be a man. More importantly, SRV’s Animal was his battle cry as he launched an attack on feminists and feminist critics. It was his attempt to show them their place by creating a commercially successful, misogynist movie. And the proof in this situation is not just Animal in all its glory but also the fact that the filmmaker has been dismissive of critics and the Internet telling him that the messaging of his cinema is problematic.

Also Read: Animal Review: Sandeep Reddy Vanga Serves Violence Marinated With Misogyny And A Side Of Sexy Ranbir Kapoor!

We’re talking about a filmmaker who strongly believes that it’s normal for a man to slap his woman and touch her irrespective of consent. He has justified violence against women in his past interviews and it’s not very surprising to witness him showcasing such violence in another film without thinking of how this will impact women who will suffer the consequences of impressionable people watching it. All of this genuinely makes me wonder who hurt Sandeep Reddy Vanga so much that he’s out to get back at every single woman.

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Janvi Manchanda

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