The film by Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar, Shubh Mangal Savdhan, is based on the topic of erectile dysfunction. This theme has been used in some Bollywood films like Pyaar Ke Side Effects and some projects of class B in the past, but especially in the name of humor.
As long as the film takes on a light tone, the subject itself will not be rejected as a joke. This also draws our attention to the new issues that Bollywood is experiencing. In a way, it all started with Voky Donor of Shoojit Sircar in which Ayushmann played a sperm donor who is there for the money.
At the same time, she was afraid that the people around her would find out she was giving sperm. It was a brave attempt for a society that still refuses to talk about sex and is afraid to visit a sexologist. After a film about the problem of open defecation, Akshay Kumar will soon be seen in Pad Man, a film about menstrual hygiene.
The director Phullu of Abhishek Saxena who published earlier this year also relied on the same theme. These issues were not considered “profitable” by producers a few years ago. Bollywood, which still insists on being a traditional brotherhood of film production, has not really looked beyond the conventional hero-nasty format.
Even now, they choose their actors according to the needs of the wicket rather than the necessity of the story. If his story is based on a real-life incident and the protagonist belongs to a certain age group, Bollywood filmmakers change it according to their stars.
That’s why he sees Priyanka Chopra playing Mary Kom instead of being a northeastern actor. That said, directors like Hansal Mehta and Shlok Sharma made it as real as possible. Aligarh saw Manoj Bajpayee as a middle-aged gay teacher, while Haraamkhor depended on the raw sexual predator of Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
Lipstick Under My Burkha recently issued a marital rape. Likewise, dear Zindagi of Gauri Shinde spoke about mental health. These films have enriched Bollywood as an industry that can be taken seriously because of its influence and the number of productions each year. Shubh Mangal Savdhan could be a welcome addition to the list.