Female audience are getting tired of being portrayed as stupid and dumb: Taapsee Pannu

But it’s not like they are dumb. Pannu says women are also fed up of being portrayed as “dumb and stupid” on screen. It will not have the usual comedy, it will not have the song and dance in it. And that’s the definition of the new age commercial cinema.”
Pannu is currently promoting her next project, Game Over, which is being touted as the country’s first home-invasion thriller. “A lot of waking up has happened after Badla. People want to take the brain to the theatre,” the actor told PTI in an interview. “They will they have their set of reasons to be a certain way, but they’re not dumb and stupid. I feel that audiences are now ready for something that is not done before, something unconventional. I’ve seen the similar stuff so many years, that now this sudden bent towards Over The Top platform (digital) is also because of that, because they haven’t seen that stuff. Advertising

Pannu says the success of Badla, which did the business of over Rs 130 crore at the box office, is a testament to the fact that audiences are moving beyond the usual tropes of commercial cinema. “But yes, it will entertain you for sure and will keep you involved for two hours. 0
Comment(s) And they’re getting all that OTT and that is why they are drawn towards that.”


Game Over, directed by Ashwin Saravanan, is scheduled to be released on June 15. I think now it’s time that we can also be the central point of a story. Yes, there are women who are probably not obviously confident. The concept of not taking your brain to the theatre is slowly going out of the window. “If you’re giving them something new, I think they’ll give it a chance. More Explained

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“I think a large part of our audience also comprises of female, and they are getting a little sick and tired of watching them being portrayed as stupid and dumb. Advertising

“It’s a good time to release a film which will just keep you glued to the screen for two hours, will give you enough entertainment for you to be involved in the film. Especially now, when women are venturing out into big positions and careers,” she adds. So that is changing.”
The actor also says the audience will welcome a film with open arms if it offers them something different and unconventional. “I watched such roles and I couldn’t identify with them at all, or couldn’t believe the existence of such characters because in my life, yes, I’ve seen women who probably are not that vocal. You will not feel bored or that you’re not understanding what’s happening. The 31-year-old actor also offers a new definition for the term ‘commercial cinema’. So I couldn’t identify with most of those roles and that is why I didn’t do it. Popular Photos

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She would not call the film a “damsel in distress” story, but a concept she has consistently tried to avoid. In the film, the actor portrays Swapna, a wheelchair confined video game programmer who battles a home invasion.