The recently released, Haseen Dillruba has been applauded by the audience for its thrilling element, but at the same time, criticized by some for its female-centric content. People also criticized the glorification of toxic relationships and domestic violence, in the movie. Taapsee countered all such negative reviews by stating them as “subjective viewpoint”.
Taapsee Pannu said in an interview with The Quint, “Discussions are good, debates are good, but it should be in a tone of having a debate and not try to take a sly dig on the other person… Who are you to tell that this is wrong? And even if you are, you are an audience, you say what you felt was wrong about the film, but keep it as your subjective viewpoint. Don’t use the power given to you, of affecting thousands and thousands of people, through the medium that you have, through the pen that you have… Because when I step in as an actor to do a film, I keep my personal views about a situation aside.”
The writer of the movie, Kanika Dhillon said, “The entire discussion and debate about the domestic violence glorification, and the anti-feminist stand, it’s great that there are so many voices that want to protect this, and want to make sure that there is no such glorification happening, that’s a very heartening thing because we’re all on the same side.
She further added, “Having said that, you do not have the copyright to what is feminism and what is gender politics. We are on the same side, but we have different interpretations of the lines that we draw, in terms of what is a glorification of violence towards women and what is not. Having said that, the second very clear point, if you tell me, in a very condescending manner… If it was an opinion made without any slyness, without any need to attack or bring somebody down, I would have actually welcomed it, read it, thought about it, ‘maybe this is how it came across’. Because sometimes, in a work of art, you don’t intend to do it, but it lands like that on the other person. But then to come back, and to say with authority, that my interpretation is absolute trash, and your interpretation is the best interpretation, I object to that.”
The movie, Haseen Dillruba was released on Netflix, starring Taapsee Pannu, Vikrant Massey, and Harshvardhan Rane.