Trigger Warning: This story contains fictional scenes of domestic violence.
While Indian television is a hub of regressive, patriarchal and misogynist shows, there are few exceptions. Anupamaa, the current favourite of daily soap viewers being one.
Many TV serials touched upon the topics of physical abuse and domestic violence, but failed miserably. They would show how casually a man would slap a woman. They would handle such a sensitive topic with complete insensitivity!
However, Twitter users feel that Anupamaa has set a new inspiring benchmark when it comes to handling difficult topics like depression, trauma, and physical abuse.
After dealing with topics like women emancipation, infidelity and patriarchal norms in Indian households, Rupali Ganguly starrer is being applauded on Twitter for sensitively capturing the ordeal of a domestic violence victim and her struggle with depression.
In the latest episode of Anupamaa, Malvika is triggered by the potential sight of domestic violence. And, without uttering any stupid dialogue or unsolicited remark or suggestion, Anupamaa, the protagonist, just sits next to her holding her trying to comfort her.
Many applauded this rare sight of intelligent TV as the attempt to capture the depression in domestic abuse was made with absolute thoughtfulness. Here’s what they are saying:
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the highest rated show on itv is talking about abuse, mental health and consent, 2022 is here
tv shows are a powerful medium as they run in indian households six days a week
i hope this sparks the much needed conversations at home and online#Anupamaa pic.twitter.com/N0PM1oJiJ7— a🤝 | ⚛️ | 📺 | 🤒new (@itv_fever) January 7, 2022
Reason why #anupamaa show is worth watching
it has tried to importance to sensitive topic ans marital rape is really serious issue and kudos n respect for entire #Anupamaa for taking up this 👏👏👏
And that’s reason they deserve to be on top n rule ITV pic.twitter.com/jAddzvn9eL— nidz_mehtz (@nidzmehtz) January 7, 2022
How, how not to cry with these people! From picking up the most neglected area of the society to making it a topic for an ITV show; a big bow to the makers🙌
Aneri was the limelight and man, the background song; brought more life into Mukku!🥺❤️
More power to the team!#Anupamaa pic.twitter.com/58uCnerZFQ— Varsha (@_Inkandedit) January 8, 2022
Kudos to team Anupama— 𝒜𝒶𝑔 𝑀𝑒𝒾𝓃 𝒢𝒽𝑒𝑒 𝒟𝒶𝓁𝓃𝒶 (@fiercy_jhalli) January 7, 2022
Here in our country, it’s been instilled since childhood that Husband is GOD or Pati Parmeshvar and girls are usually told whether it’s right or wrong, we’d to give in the demand of our partner https://t.co/NWksS5eaHd
#Anupamaa it gives the message that physical and mental torture must not be tolerated . It’s not necessary ki ye abuse ko sehen Karo aur samaaj mai so called successful marriage dikhao! Makers are portraying it rightly https://t.co/0ubCBVSIDn— kismat ne milaya cheater n devi ko stan (@DiyaUpadhayay) January 7, 2022
If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic abuse or experiencing suicidal thoughts, or just need someone to talk to, remember that help is just a phone call away. Reach out to the helplines – domestic abuse helplines or mental health helplines.