Filmy Friday: Dimple Kapadia and Raj Babbar’s film, which shocked the soul of the rape defendant! – filmy friday zakhmi aurat, the controversial Bollywood film suggesting castration for rapists starring Raj Babbar Dimple Kapadia

Cinema is called the mirror of society. It is also true that what we see on the big screen usually happens somewhere in our society. Not only that, movies are also the most effective medium. So whatever we see our favorite actor or actress doing on screen, let’s try to copy it somewhere in real life. Surely you’ve seen a lot of crime and thriller movies. He must have heard news that criminals have committed an incident after being influenced by a movie. But in 1988 a film like this was released, after which there was a stir among the accused of rape. So much so that there was opposition to the film. This film was ‘Zakhmi Aurat’, in which Raj Babbar and Dimple Kapadia were the lead roles. This film was directed by Avatar Bhogal.

Zakhmi Aurat was based on the Hollywood film ‘I Spit on Your Grave’, which was released in 1978. This film was said to be the most daring and violent film of that era. The reason for this was its history. The film showed a gang of girls and women taking revenge on the rape defendant. Therefore, the list of police stations is removed and the accused of rape are selectively involved in catching them. The film showed such violent scenes that even the soul of the normal man would have to tremble. This film was made at a time when on the one hand rape incidents were continuously increasing in society, on the other hand there was a flood of false allegations of rape.

Dimple Kapadia in the role of a police officer in the film

The film was described as obscene, provocative
There are laws in the country on rape, but their rigor is often questioned. It is also a dark truth that many rape cases turn out to be fake. These allegations are sometimes made with the intention of taking revenge in a fight and there has been strong comment from the High Court on this. The film ‘Wounded Aurat’ had chosen this punishment for the culprits of the rape, which seems justified on screen, but is a crime in itself as human rights and legally. The film was first described as obscene, then it was said that if it provokes feelings, it will take the form of a crime.

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Story of the movie ‘Wounded Woman’
There was so much controversy about this film that many prominent newspapers had described it as a “grade B film.” Wounded Woman did decent business at the box office then. In the story of the film, Kiran Dutt (Dimple Kapadia) is a police officer, who is raped in a group by six criminals. This rape scene has also been shown in great detail in the film. That’s so you can make the audience understand how hateful this crime is. In this, from tearing his jeans and underwear at the time of the rape to committing crimes by tying his hands and feet, the incident in the room has also been explained in detail. Kiran has faith in the law, so he goes to court. But it doesn’t do him justice. All rape defendants are released thanks to their influence and money. Kiran then decides to take revenge on the rapists on his own. He forms a group of girls and women, who first make a list of rapists and then catch them all again and cut off their genitals. it makes them powerless.

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Wounded Woman Poster

The filmmakers had to issue a statement
As soon as the film was released, there was a lot of opposition in calling its scenes obscene. Then the filmmakers clarified and said that their film is ‘Anti Rape’. The statement said people should also see what happened to this victim in court. Did he get justice? Was the victim punished after the court for the crimes he had committed?

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Anupam Kher will play lawyer in ‘Wounded Woman’

There was an army of veterans in the “wounded woman”
Apart from Dimple Kapadia and Raj Babbar in this film, there were veteran actors like Anupam Kher, Aruna Irani, Satyendra Kapoor, Om Shivpuri, Puneet Issar, Avtar Gill. The film has music by Bappi Lahiri. There is no doubt that this film was very daring for the audience as far back as the 1988 era. Doordarshan was the only option on television at the time. However, many women in the film were also highly praised. This is the reason why for several weeks after its release, the film was talked about in newspapers and magazines.

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The courage of the filmmakers is appreciated
Those who spoke out against the film were also those accused of rape. His cases were going to court. They were not shown guilty. In this situation, the defendant and many lawyers had also said at the time that this film can incite feelings and can become a threat to the life of the accused. Well, this movie turned out to be average at the box office. He could win very well. But from the point of view of Indian cinema, it was a film of that time, which dared to show something that was directly related to the growing incidents of rape in society.

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