October 16, 2010 04:20:00 PM IST Enkayaar, Glamsham Editorial
One does not know whether it is a new fetish or what but ROBOT has also indulged into it. What one is talking about here is of the lead actors getting involved in the process of child birth on to the screen, thereby expanding their outreach among the female fraternity. The difference in ROBOT from other such films of the ilk was that here was a mechanical man in ROBOT who was involved in the action.
If one were to analyze the real reason behind it, there is no other reason that developing a sense of empathy among the audience about the issue of child birth as also to underline the pain and the trauma that a lady has to undergo. The underlining part being the fact that men folk understand the endurance of pain and change their approach in handling the issue.
It is a new element in Hindi cinema but its outreach being enormous actors are now treading into the hitherto unexplored area. ROBOT indeed provides an opportunity to go down the memory lane and bring into relief this moment of disruption in Hindi cinema which though has come late is being used imaginatively. Incidentally, for Hollywood as well, it still is an area that has been chartered infrequently.