Recently, Ranbir Kapoor’s film ‘Animal’ caused quite a stir, not just at the box office but also on the internet. Despite being a massive commercial success, the movie sparked a much-needed debate about how Bollywood may have compromised its moral compass for the sake of box-office collections. The makers believed that catering to the male audience with violence and misogyny would be entertaining, but they were mistaken. Not only women but also many men called out the makers for their toxic and regressive portrayal.
While the movie faced criticism for numerous scenes, one in particular from ‘Animal’ has left the internet disappointed in Bollywood, as well as the makers and cast: Ranbir Kapoor’s senseless ‘Pad Change’ Dialogue.
Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Pad Change’ Dialogue
One of the most problematic scenes in ‘Animal’ unfolds when Ranbir’s character, Vijay, engages in a heated argument with his wife Geetanjali (played by Rashmika Mandanna). Vijay criticizes Geetanjali for her complaints about menstruation and tells her, “You change four pads a month and create drama over it, while I change 50 in a day.” This dialogue has received significant backlash, with many men and women criticizing Reddy Vanga for his “insensitive” and regressive writing.
People Criticize Ranbir Kapoor’s Pad Change Dialogue
While criticizing the dialogue a netizen wrote, “Mahine mein 4 baar nahi din mein 4 baar change hota hai. It shows how much time Vanga sir invests into writing his female characters.” “That pad line itself proves Vanga has never had a woman love him enough because who needs 4 pads for a monthly period, most Indian women have pcos or pcod and the blood loss we go through at least needs 6 pads change a DAY. Please talk to real women.”, wrote another netizen
It is quite shocking how a talented actor Ranbir Kapoor agreed to glorify such a regressive, misogynistic, and toxic character. It is high time that everyone associated with ‘Animal’ movie should introspect and understand how their toxic saga poison so many young minds with its regressive take. We wonder if Bollywood ever take responsibility for its movies and their impact on society! What do you think? Tell us in the comments below.