Bollywood’s hearth throb Kartik Aaryan shot to fame with his infamous rants in Luv Ranjan’s ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’ films. Under the direction of Luv Ranjan, Kartik may have shot to fame, but only as the angry man, who hates the sight of women. According to his long rants, women were portrayed as selfish, gold digging creatures, who would choose price over principles, looks over soul, when she is in heat for two men.
IN 2019, ‘Luka Chuppi’ happened and this became an opportunity for Kartik to tell the audience that what happens in a film, remains in a film, and he being an actor only enacts a character. Through ‘Luka Chuppi’ Kartik explores a character unlike his previous films. He also parts ways with his misogynistic speech and stands by a woman he loves.
‘Luka Chuppi’ was originally meant to normalise live-in relationships. The main purpose of the film was to reflect the regressive cultures which still prevail in the 21st century, that hinders the lives of couple. Everything about boy-girl relationship becomes acceptable if the girl is seen wearing a sindoor, and a mangal sutra. Love without marriage is ‘unsankaari’, but it’s all acceptable if it’s within the boundaries of marriage. On May 7, 2018, The Supreme Court of India had declared that an adult couple has the right to live together without marriage.
Kartik Aaryan as Vinod in ‘Luka Chuppi’ stands by his betrothed through thick and thin. At a time when Bollywood is being called out for its misogyny, and hypocrisy, ‘Luka Chuppi’ was the need of the hour to shatter the norms, which otherwise affect the lives of couple.
‘Luka Chuppi’ is available on Netflix and Jio Cinemas.
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