It’s 2023, and Bollywood seems unable to overcome its obsession with portraying crippling and bizarre stereotypes about Pakistanis in its films.
The official trailer for Mission Majnu released by Netflix features Sidharth Malhotra as an Indian spy in a covert operation to expose a nuclear weapon in the heart of Pakistan that India must “neutralize”. All was well until Malhotra dressed up like a ‘Muslim Pakistani’, so the Indian filmmaker has his pack of starters for actors playing Muslim and Pakistani roles. doing.A man with eyes of Kohl Lim who wears a catfish ki topi and spits adaab in every sentence [skullcap] Somewhere in the background there is something green indicating that this is a Muslim or a Muslim community. The women are shown wearing brick aur gagura with numerous bangles and yes, the Adab tradition continues for them as well.
As a matter of fact, Bollywood has successfully fooled the world by portraying and creating this image that represents Pakistanis. One of the world’s leading film industries has been adamant in trying to portray and portray Pakistanis as menace. Because of this portrayal, people long believed it to be true when it came to Pakistan.
Bollywood has been doing bad anti-Pakistani propaganda for years, but a little research shows that Pakistanis don’t look, dress, or speak like they are portrayed in the movies. From 2004’s Veer-Zaara to 2023’s Mission Majnu, Bollywood’s portrayal of Pakistan and the Pakistani lifestyle is completely false. No, we don’t live in 19th century Lucknow. In Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta, and other cities in Pakistan, men with kajals do not go to Adah Abu Adab or walk around in Sherwanis.
What’s even more horrifying is that in India, where most major Bollywood actors are Muslim, and some are from Pakistan, Bollywood, whether Indian or Pakistani, often portrays Muslims. , I don’t have any clothes or appearance.
We hope that Bollywood will get out of its propaganda mindset once and for all and portray the ‘Muslims of Pakistan’ as they are.