Hyderabad, Oct 8, 2020, ZEXPRWIRE – Chakka Maar, A must watch Bollywood/Hindi movie for all the transgenders, their well wishers and every one of us. An off beat movie, mirroring the reality and an excellent effort to bring the truth to us.
Indian cinema has come aged in terms of its perceptions, interpretations and representations of the transgender identity. Some films, within the documentary and thus the feature format, national and regional, reveal social, cultural and emotional maturity in terms of acceptance of the transgender almost integrated into the mainstream in real world . There are attempts, where the transgender identity has been portrayed not only sympathetically and understanding but also with the person? desperate longing to belong, to be accepted for what the person is. Despite the very fact that there are numerous sorts of entertainment cropping up almost every other day as a results of technological advancements, film as a medium continues to enjoy a serious fan following of its own. Movies still influence minds to quite large extent, as a results of which, representations and portrayals – be it of people or sections of society, become crucial. When it involves the third gender, tons of Indian movies are called call at the past for insensitive and/or inaccurate portrayals of their lives.
Slice of life representations of these from the transgender community are generally hard to return by, which results in the continuation of unabashed stereotypes. Films usually tend to tie the violence exhibited by such characters to mental illness; The fact that trans people often deal with mental illness makes such depictions that much worse, while the introduction of legislation like the USA Bathroom Bills, despite The William Institute finding that only 0.3% of US sex offenders were trans, makes it seem like media representation must be having an influence.
But this Movie, Chakka Maar, The director says, “In this society, people will look these people with inferiority. At some places, these will be treated as beggars only. However, among them too, there are human values. They take birth without their fault and keep fighting for civil rights for them. The producer says, “‘In order to script the subject, we spoke to several Hijras in India and learnt the problems faced by them. Such a film is the first of its kind in India.”
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