In Bollywood, there have been instances of dialogues and portrayals that some find sexist and misogynistic. While Bollywood has evolved, such issues remain. In this discussion, we’ll look at 20 controversial dialogues and ask if Bollywood will ever change
Bollywood Sexist & Misogynist Dialogues That Are Extremely Disgusting & Disturbing
1. Grand Masti (2013)
“Balatkar se yaad aaya meri biwi kahan hai?”
It is quite disgusting how low Bollywood can stoop!
2. Jab We Met (2007)
“Akeli ladki khuli tijori ki tarah hoti hai”
Just a reminder of the regressive mindset that wants to control women but let men do as they please!
3. Kya Super Kool Hain Hum (2012)
“Tum ladki me sabse pehle kya dekhte ho? Wo toh depend karta hai na ke ladki aa rahi hai ya ja rahi hai”
This ridiculous dialogue is a reminder of how absurd our Bollywood could be!
4. Kambakkht Ishq (2009)
“Marriage se pehle ladkiyan s*x object hoti hain aur marriage ke baad, they object to s*x.”
And, when you feel it can’t get worse, Kambakkht Ishq’s absurd dialogue makes you cringe!
5. Dabangg (2010)
“Pyaar se de rahe hain, rakh lo, varna thappad maarke bhi de sakte hain.”
Much before Kabir Singh, shameless Chulbul Pandey portrayed toxic masculinity!
6. Pyaar ka Punchnama (2011)
“A happy woman is a myth.”
How could we forget Kartik Aaryan’s misogynist monologue?
7. Kabir Singh (2019)
“Preeti, chunni theek karo.”
Wish rather telling women how to cover themselves, men could teach themselves some self-control and discipline.
8. Housefull 4
“Aur kya kya chhupa rakha hai taikhaane mein?”
It’s so absurd how even older actors like Akshay Kumar have no reservations about cracking such ridiculous jokes!
9. Pati, Patni aur Woh
“Agar kisi tarah jugaad laga ke usse sex haasil kar liya toh balatkari hum hain.”
Another Kartik Aaryan monologue that shows how much Bollywood hate women!
“Subha se shaam peechha karo, ghar ke baahar, school ke baahar, bazaar mein… aur ladki ko itna thaka do ke woh thak ke haan bol de.”
11. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
“Tumhari jaisi ladki flirting ke liye nahi, ishq ke liye bani hai.”
*Cringes and dies*
12. Wanted (2009)
“Tu ladki ke peeche bhagega, ladki paise ke peeche bhagegi. Tu paise ke piche bhagega, ladki tere peeche bhagegi”
What could you expect from Bollywood suffering from male chauvinism?
13. Animal (2023)
“Koi ladki jhukhti hai toh main usse check out karta hoon”
It is truly disheartening when our so-called great actors resort to these cheap dialogues just to make their movies a hit. It’s quite sad how they don’t realize that their regressive dialogues simply contribute to the prevailing misogyny in our society.
14. Race 2 (2013)
“Upar wale ne tumhe aage or peechey bahut kuch diya hai par upar kuch nahi diya hai”
Such an absurd and pathetic dialogue! It is just a reminder of how low Bollywood can stoop!
15. Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (2002)
“Tum ek patni ho tumhara pati jaisa chahega waisa hi hoga. Yeh shaadi ka dastoor hai. Sirf bistar par sona hi ek patni ka farz nahi hai. Man se man milna chahiye. Ghar se bahar jane wali auratein hi badchalan nahi hoti; ghar ki baatein bahar le jane wali bhi badchalan hoti hain. Mard aurat ka bhagwan hota hai”
Another regressive movie where Sharukh Khan didn’t shy away from uttering regressive and misogynistic dialogue.
16. Maalamaal (1988)
“Agar khubsurat ladki ko na chedo toh wo bhi toh uski beizzati hoti hai na”
Not just our recent movies but also our old movies are full of such regressive and sexist dialogues!
17. Chashme Baddoor (2013)
“When you can’t change the girl, change the girl”
18. 2 States (2014)
“Budhi ho ya jawan, melodrama is duniya ki sari auraton ke khoon me hai”
Bollywood’s misogynistic attitude is so much prevalent in its dialogues!
19. Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
“Che din, ladki in”
Another pathetic reminder of how many super-hit movies are full of sexist and regressive dialogues
20. Ujda Chaman (2019)
“Pushpa, hazaar baar maine bola hai kapde dhang ke pehena kar. Teen teen mard ghum rahe hai yahan par”
It is quite disgusting how in a country where Bollywood has such a huge influence on society, it doesn’t care about such regressive and sexist dialogues. Dear Bollywood, could you please make some sensible and progressive content? And, if you can’t, please quit filmmaking!