Director Suseenthiran had courted controversy in the course of the audio launch of his newest film Eeswaran. He was criticized for the best way he behaved with Nidhhi Agerwal on the stage. He badgered her to say candy issues about Simbu, the lead actor of the movie. And in case you thought that it was only a lapse of judgment on Suseenthiran’s half, you would possibly change your opinion after you watch Eeswaran. The film is nothing however a two-hour-long verbal and visible circulation of cues that reinforce the patriarchal view of girls’s subservient position to males in a household.
Take, for instance, Nidhhi Agerwal’s character. She is a well-educated fashionable woman. However, her character doesn’t mirror the aspirations of a woman of 2021. She is upset together with her elder sister, performed by Nandita Swetha, as a result of she married another person after breaking apart with Eeswaran (Simbu).
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Eeswaran and Nandita’s character have been in love three years in the past. However, their whirlwind romance hits a dead-end, when their aspirations don’t match. Eeswaran desires to spend the remainder of his life within the service of his father Periyasamy (Bharathiraja), however Nandita’s character desires one thing else. They each half methods. She will get married to another person and strikes on together with her life. However, Nidhhi’s character kind of feels that her sister betrayed Eeswaran and desires to get again at her by flirting with him. How might one justify such a behaviour of a younger woman? Why can’t Suseenthiran think about a wise woman who can act and converse on her personal phrases? Why ought to a number one girl bend over backwards to ingratiate herself to the hero?
After which, there may be the stream of sweeping generalizations uttered by Simbu that takes us again to his outdated films when he behaved like he had an incredible authority as regards to love and break-ups. Completely different variations of “women are like that solely, bro” discover a place in Eeswaran. The one factor you are able to do is slap your head in disbelief that you’re nonetheless watching such stuff in 2021.
Simbu confronted quite a lot of ridicule when he turned obese. Later, he went on a strict vegan food regimen and adopted a multidisciplinary exercise regime to knock out all the additional kilos and get again to his outdated form. So he had the first-hand expertise of what it means to be body-shammed. It could actually’t be nice in spite of everything. However, in Eeswaran, he laughs when his niece body-shames his overweight good friend. It appears apart from his body-weight, Simbu hasn’t modified a lot.
All this movie manages to do is reinforce outdated views on all issues below the solar.