Remaking a 1978 film about adultery in 2019 in itself sounds like a bad idea. Especially while writers with fantastic new ideas wait for someone to throw their weight (and money) behind ideas. The (re)makers of Pati Patni Aur Woh have not only chosen an outdated idea — a cheating married man who’s to be tolerated as nothing but a lost soul — but have also chosen an unsavoury rape ‘joke’ that features in the trailer.
Watch the offending trailer here:
When asked about the sexism in the film, Bhumi Pednekar had said at the trailer launch, “This film has lots of fun but, at the same time, it is not frivolous. The story is very empowering to both genders. Nobody is black or white in the story, just as in real life. I think that the maker made sure that this does not turn into a sexist, baseless film,” according to a report in Times of India.
The trailer looks anything but empowering and Twitter did not take to it kindly.
it’s 2019 we don’t need films like Pati Patni Aur Woh.
— Anoushka (@TiwariAnoushka) November 4, 2019
I miss the days Bollywood used to make Good masala comedy films like Hera Pheri and Andaz Aapna Aapna instead of sexist misogynistic cringey crap like this Pati Patni aur woh B.S they are trying to pass off as entertianment @taapsee must be relieved not to be associated with this
— Nikita (@nmoha3553) November 4, 2019
Did #PatiPatniAurWohTrailer just include a joke trivializing marital rape, all for cheap publicity?the saddest part is this dialogue will def get whistles and laughs in the theatre! Also, #KartikAaryan clearly has 0 substance except being the poster-boy for entitled misogynists.
— anshika (@UnShikable) November 4, 2019
“Biwi se sex maang lein toh hum bikhaari
Biwi ko sex na de toh hum atyachaari
Aur kisi tarah jugaad laga ke usse sex haasil kar lena toh balaatkari bhi hum hai”
I don’t expect anything from a Kartik Aaryan movie but this is dismal https://t.co/q61BFOmD38
— Shreemi Verma (@shreemiverma) November 4, 2019
— amandeep singh (@amandee26476410) November 5, 2019