Netflix’s new show She, created by Imtiaz Ali gives an impression about women’s body. It depicts that women’s body can also work as a chain to control everything around her. However, it is not good to judge her immediately. It can be layered and may not hold the same meaning in the second season.
Showrunner Imtiaz Ali has a chawl dweller female cop Bhumika Pardeshi portrayed by Aditi Pohankar at the helm of affairs. One day a senior crime branch officer spots her and decides to indulge her into an undercover operation.
As a part of the project, she dresses like a sex worker and roams around Mumbai in the hope of catching a big fish. However, Vijay Varma’s Sasya is the one who is the first bate. Still, right then, directors of the show Avinash Das and Arif Ali decide to give a twist.
Bhumika’s husband, who always cringe about the fact that she is not sexually proactive, which is quite strange, find a new side of her during the encounter with Sasya. However, after his encounter, he decides to weaponize her sexuality to survive in the job and life! Well, it can’t get more disappointing.
This show gives us the impression that a women’s body is a bait to lure everyone round her. We will keep encountering saliva dropping brothers in law and philandering boyfriends who don’t have a good writing backup but are there just to show how badly they want her.
At a certain point, everything in the movie will take you to a surreal world and will make you wonder that whatever is happening to this docile girl is not good. However, this can be a transition of the woman’s lead character, which we may get to know in the second part.
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But all of this piling up may get you worried about the plot. Credit goes to the actress for not leaving the essential traits that are being attached to the character, which somehow keeps her the undercover cop.
There are scenes where you will find her very indulged in her work as if Ali and his team are so focused on her role. You will find her in the part of a poor urban woman who finds her mojo in her sexuality and wages a war on men with her sense of civility.
However, she is mostly suffered from the wrong idea of an empowered woman. Still, to be honest, the reality is nobody takes her for more than her face value in the movie. This means she is not an ordinary girl with a new idea who is looking for a better life for herself.
In this case, filmmakers should give justification for her character. Unfortunately, we are not able to get it, and it remains a mystery on the screen.