Latest Problematic Hindi Songs Which Show The Music Business Wants Higher Lyrics

There have been so many articles, panel discussions, and interviews with Bollywood celebrities in regards to the problematic lyrics and sexist parts in Indian pop and movie songs. So, one would have thought that publish these conversations which gained momentum within the late 2010s, we wouldn’t see songs like Fevicol Se or Gandi Baat being made anymore.

However, even in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, there have been a great deal of cringe-inducing, misogynist, problematic songs stuffed with sexist lyrics. How is it attainable to proceed having fun with the music of the observe if the lyrics don’t cease being disturbing? 

Latest problematic songs which upset us with their regressive lyrics

1. ‘Aafat’

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A brand new music from the soundtrack of Ananya Panday and Vijay Deverakonda’s movie Liger, Aafat is underneath fireplace for holding a dialogue about sexual assault within the lyrics. Naturally, this has garnered widespread outrage, because the inclusion of Ananya out of the blue saying, “Bhagwan ke liye mujhe chhor do,” has nothing to do with the tone of the remainder of the music. 

To make use of this line from a rape scene as a punchline in the course of a contented dance music isn’t just pointless, however a mockery of what survivors have skilled, too! 

2. ‘Ek Chumma’

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A music from Housefull 4, this whole observe is about males chasing ladies who’re operating away from them: “O madam goggle waali, Do not go yun deke gaali.” Not solely that, however the strains are about how these males deserve bodily rewards for saving the ladies they’re now chasing from males harassing them: “Haan gundon se chhudaya hai, maine tujhe bachaya hai. Ek chumma toh banta hai.”

That is problematic on so many ranges that it’s arduous to select only one drawback with this music. 

3. ‘Mud Mud Ke’

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This music is all in regards to the man singing about being teased by the girl’s flying dupatta: “Teri chunari sataye, rani udd-udd ke,” whereas the girl sings about not wanting him to take a look at her: “Mud-mud ke na dekh mujhe.” 

Someway, a lady refusing advances and a person constantly looking at a lady turns into a recreation on this music, the creepiness of the scenario trivialised. 

What’s worse is, the male voice praises the girl for trying like she’s 16: “Teri solah solah solah solah, solah ki jawani hai.

 How is one thing so creepy even allowed to be in a music?

4. ‘Tauba’

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Everyone knows that Badshah’s lyrics might be express, however this time, they have been straight up like a menace. 

Ghalat hai sab, par lage hai sahi. Aankhein band kar, daregi tu nahi. Jo bhi essential boloonga, karegi tu wahi.” How is it okay to sing about forcing a lady to do issues and demand that she not be frightened by his creepiness?

5. ‘Patli Kamariya’

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As if the objectification of feminine our bodies and sizeism within the music’s title wasn’t sufficient, this whole Mouni Roy pop observe is about blaming ladies for males’s unhealthy behaviour. It begins with, “Ladki hai aafat, kehti thi Dadi. In different phrases, tu hai barbaadi,” however then goes on to victim-blame with “Na aise thumak-thumak kar chal, niyat ban jayegi shaitan.”

However this isn’t the creepiest half. The writers make mild of girls’s drinks being spiked:

Gora-gora rang hai mera na rang udao ji. Sober sa hai drink mera na bhaang milao ji.

In what world, is it okay to incorporate one thing so critical in a celebration music? 

Probably the most unlucky half is, these are simply a few of the many sexist songs which were launched lately. An actual shocker for these of us who thought society is progressing in the best course, this proves that Bollywood and the music trade proceed to make use of problematic tropes with out analyzing what their social penalties might be. 

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