Sandeep and Pinky were released in part due to the ongoing epidemic of absconding, But the film has gained a new life since its release on Amazon Prime Video. Director Dibakar Banerjee and actor Parineeti Chopra talked about the representation of traditional gender roles and how the film cuts in a unique way.
Sandeep and Pinky absconding challenge gender stereotypes from the beginning, Even its main characters – Sandeep, Played by Parineeti Chopra, And pinky, Played by Arjun Kapoor. In an important scene of the film, A pregnant Sandeep is attacked by a hunter (bank manager) as she finds herself trapped in his cabin. People who have seen the film, The scene is a major setback for him as it changes Sandeep’s trajectory in the story. Talking about the origin of that scene, Co-writer and director Banerjee shared that during her discussions with co-writer Varun Grover, They knew that “at one point, We want the change bank to rape Sandy, At a very basic structural level. . “
Banerjee explained, “So from there, Maybe, The concept of bank manager came, Who represents (possesses) power over him, That money, Finance, Patriarchy has power. sometimes, We write something from the bottom of our conscience, And those things scare us. So we went there and it was scary. “
Parineeti, who had a great performance in this scene, immediately told that this scene was possible only because she is a woman and the bank manager’s character was of a male. “It can only be written because I am a girl and she is a boy,” He shared. At this point in the story, Sandeep has signed a deal with the bank manager in which he will let him hack into the system in exchange for money. The situation changes drastically when he attempts to rape her. “If i were a man, Or Arjun would have been in this scene, So the bank manager never does this. Or if the bank manager was a woman, And the hacking character is a male, So this scene could not be written. If the bank manager were a girl and I was a girl, So they drink a cup of tea, Go hacking and move on, ”Parineeti explained the possibilities.
The Saina actor further talked about the “inherent patriarchy” that is accepted in our society. “Arjun and my characters, And through the characters of Raghu Sir (Raghubir Yadav) and Nina Mame (Nina Gupta), In India it is very inherent, Accepted is patriarchy (which is shown). This is what a woman does, And this is what a man does, And roles can never be reversed, ”He shared.