When Amala Paul played Kamini, a television anchor who specialises in playing prank videos, in Aame, the audience were in for a laughter riot on screen, given the comic timing of the actress.
However, as the movie progressed, the viewers were in for a shock as the demeanor and tone of Amala changed from a devil-may-care character, to a lady who has to fight her inner demons to protect her modesty from voyeurish onlookers. The state in which she found herself in the office where she played pranks with viewers, shows a strong irony about the price one has to pay for being boisterous and a rebel.
The daring attempt to portray the ills the modern day woman has to face in the society for playing a tone which is too ‘male,’ tells the true story of how limitless joy turns into sorrow due to wrong notions of feminism.
Amala Paul, in a way, represents those who are misled and under informed about the seriousness of life. At the other end of the spectrum, there is a girl who is a civil service aspirant and loses her chance to appear for counselling for her civil services exam. This was due to Kamini playing a medical prank on the girl, when she was about to attend her counselling.
The Ratna Kumar directorial is a telling statement about how one should perceive freedom. It is a double ended knife, which can be used for cutting a cake or a throat. The globalized world has thrown up many issues for humans, which, if not tackled with care and precision, will misfire in the end.
Aame has a storyline with which no one dealt in the past in Indian cinema. A woman as the leading lady was only confined to being an eye candy for the audience and never was given such a daring role, which not only is flawed, but also brings out the stark reality of how a misused notion about feminism can lead to personal disaster for a woman.
Watch Aame to look into your own household and you will find a lot of things to change.
Be the initiator of change for dignified womanhood!
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