A family lost their daughter 10 years ago in northeast Delhi. They feared the worst and went multiple times to police stations in a bid to find their daughter. After many years of wait and search, they eventually gave up on her and performed religious rituals for her thinking that she was dead. Last week they were in for the surprise of their lives when they found their daughter who was 22 years old now. She was 12 when got lost.
Their happiness in seeing her daughter soon changed to anxiety as they heard about the ordeals she had to face over the last ten years. The daughter has claimed that she was raped multiple times during the last ten years, she was also sold (at Rs 30,000) and re-sold (Rs 40,000) to many men before making her to forcefully marry a truck driver who had died two years ago and the family threw her out of the house.
Her mother is not giving up
Despite the horrific ordeals their daughter has faced, the parents have not given up. They have vowed to bring the men who had raped her to justice. However, despite multiple visits to Khajuri Khas police station, the police officers did not pay heed to their complaint. A woman police officer though has come up and taken their daughter for medical examination. Deputy Commissioner has taken stock of the situation and has ordered the formation of a special investigation team to find the culprits.
The new generation of people have indeed put on their superhero cape and are breaking rules to save the world from shrinking into melancholy. But anyone who breaks the norm, sets the rulebook on fire comes off as the ‘bad guy’. However, in all honesty, isn’t it “good to be bad sometimes”?
It would be so tedious to bottle ourselves into virtues that have been impressed upon us since childhood, teaching us to see good from bad. Haven’t we all broken the rules to taste a little freedom? There have been days when we have lied at home to experience how beautiful the city streets look at night. We have broken the rules to include and be inclusive of people who are different from us. And also pushed the boundaries even if that meant breaking bad.
While it is convenient to play by the book, there is no fun in it. Take the anti-hero from the Marvel Cinematic Universe “Venom”, the role of the protagonist comes off as quite iconic in this regard. Being a sinister parasite, he teams up with his host to wage a war against his own kind to stand for what’s right.
Mischief you call it? Well, it’s one trait that emerges when least expected not just in the character of Venom but quite honestly in all of us. To get this aspect out there to the young and carefree lot, &flix has come up with a quirky rap that plays on repeat in the mind. It whips up many unconventionally relatable idiosyncrasies of ‘the mistaken supervillain’ who we can’t help, but fall in love because in spirit, aren’t we all just the same?
‘Venom’ is an alien character that does not qualify as “all things nice”. This Marvel film that has concerned itself with the theme of “the world has enough superheroes” sets a great paradigm shift from the ideal superhero narrative and gives its viewers the ultimate daunting anti-hero. Celebrating the evil inside everyone, graffiti artists have painted the walls in Mumbai & Chennai taking inspiration from #VenomInMyVeins. Through this, the aim is to inspire the audience to embrace their inner self and celebrate the dark side inside them.
It’s not all that necessary to detach oneself from your imperfections to be a hero. Let’s face the fact that it’s about time we get more real and relatable saga of “save the world”. Because after all, you don’t have to be quintessential to pull off a “superhero”. You can be just like #Venom.
You can watch the World TV Premiere of Venom on 26th of May 2019 at 1 PM and 9 PM only on &flix.