Who would have anticipated that a Gokul-based comedy, “Dream Girl,” featuring a man proficient in a woman’s voice, would join the 100 crore club? Directed by Raj Shandilya, the film’s success can be attributed to well-crafted dialogues, impeccable accent, and impeccable comic timing. In a humor element lacking contemporary Hindi Cinema. The writing, devoid of desperation for laughter, left a lasting impact. It contributed to the film’s 50-day run in the era of multiplexes. Beyond its entertainment value, the film subtly raises the question of why, in the age of 4G connectivity, loneliness has become an epidemic.
While engrossed in laughter, viewers may overlook the obsession with Pooja, the character with whom the protagonists share a telephonic relationship. The film prompts reflection on societal changes, addressing the shift from family photographs to the obsession with selfies. Social media, a platform for validation through likes and comments, has altered the dynamics of genuine conversations. The film challenges societal norms, questioning the stigma associated with solitude and emphasizing the importance of self-celebration through selfies.
Cinematic Reflection on Loneliness and Societal Stigma
Addressing the core question, “Why are people feeling lonely?” The film challenges the stigmatization of being alone. In a culture that frowns upon solitude, the desire for companionship often stems from societal scrutiny rather than genuine connection. The film suggests that loneliness should not be stigmatized. It also advocate for self-love and comfort in one’s own skin. It highlights the need to break free from societal labels and embrace the pursuit of human connection without being labeled as clingy or needy.
The film portrays the character Pooja as appealing because she listens. However, it emphasizes that genuine human connections require reciprocal listening. Before seeking meaningful connections, individuals must learn to love themselves and be comfortable. To foester the mental strength to ignore societal labels. In conclusion, the film challenges societal norms, encouraging individuals to embrace the desire for human connection without shame, asserting, “You’re not needy if you seek human connection.”
Runs Shuruart, a startup based in Varanasi. She’s a content producer for her company and is a big time movie buff Sana. She loves to write about her personal takeaways from movies and web-series.