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.
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 go back to catching them and cutting off their genitals. it makes them powerless.
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?
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.
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.