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Violence Violence Violence!

Updated: Nov 3, 2022

When KGF2 trailers came out I was told by almost everyone, gender no bar, age no bar to watch part 1 and then go to watch part 2. I somehow watched part 1 on OTT and then went to the theatre to watch part 2. But shockingly violence was not justified for me. In the scene when the protagonist shoots the whole police station killing the defenders of the country just to show the swag and test his amazing weaponry, the whole theatre shouted and clapped for the "bravery". I was stunned. Our generation is happy that someone is doing whatever he wants taking all the lives who come across, objectifying women and all that shouldn't be done. And all this has childhood trauma behind it. But still, everyone loved the second part and was super excited for the third.

So I asked them what did they like exactly. So few men gave the dialogue: Violence, Violence, Violence. Few said that he did whatever he wanted without getting afraid.

Other said the swag he had was super.

Even a very brutal violent series Game of Thrones was popular among viewers. So what was that factor which appealed to us humans that made us like the protagonist/ antagonist??

“All it takes is one bad day to reduce the sanest man alive to lunacy. That’s how far the world is from where I am. Just one bad day.” — Joker.

Another dialogue from Joker- “I just don’t want to feel so bad anymore.” And one of the reason we get attracted to such movies and series. Yes. Everyone in world has somewhat being so self focused that if someone is facing any problem instead of listening one starts talking about bigger problem of theirs. And why will one listen? Actually everyone has their own set of problems. So when such movie comes it satisfies the rebel in us. To fight against unfair, uncaring world.

Secondly, even after years of evolution, we all have animal instincts in us. We all crave for the intense feelings in us which are suppressed for years because of good and bad reasons in society. We are all taught to be 'in dayra'. So watching such movies satisfies the animal in us.

Thirdly again comes Carl Jung's principle of opposition, where we all have positive and negative energy. And such movies satisfies that part of us.

Yes we will dissect Rocky bhai in coming blogs but today I just wanted to understand the reasons why we like violence even when we shouldn’t. Or should we?

Ending the blog with my favourite quote from Dr Jordan Peterson,

"You should be a monster, an absolute monster, and then you should learn how to control it."

Written by - Neha Mogre

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May 17, 2022

Superb writing 👌👌..Neha, you put all your thoughts perfectly. 👌👌 & I really like how you sum it up this blog in one line. ✅keep writing.


May 17, 2022

The last line has won my heart!

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