Saturday, October 11, 2014

Why so much sexuality in Bengali films?



It was with a mixture of shock and frankly arousal which I watched two Bengali films Gandu and Chatrak. Both have explicit sex scenes with rather mainstream actresses and I mean explicit ,unsimulated fellating(Gandu) and cunnilingus(Chatrak). The ladies in question are Rituparna Sen and Paoli Dam respectively.

                                  Ms Sen sporting a tshirt of a diety associating with erotic hijinks



                                         As attractive with her traditional clothing as without



Im in half a mind to link them but I think my readers, the males anyway, are industrious enough to find these features online.

When did Kerala cede its porno crown and when it was it taken up by Bengal?

It is quite possibly due to the slo mo sexual revolution that has occured in India since the early 90s which rendered Keralas most popular export after its people, rubber and spices. Not to chatise the performers, they are doing what they can to make ends meet under the glorious command control economy courtesy of illiterate supporters such as Ajit Vadakayil. But I will say this much- Rothschild never put to the gun to the head of the Kerala film industry and asked them to open up a porno division. There is a rumor circulating that the captains wife was a former soft core actress herself. I have no proof, so we will leave it at that.

Interestingly there were many similarities between Kerala and Bengal

  • Both cultures considered to be an admirable synthesis of "Dravidian", tantric and Orthodox Brahminical cultures
  • Kerala and Bengal are sandwiched between a sea and mountains

  • Bengali and Malayalam highly influenced by Sanskrit
  • Each was colonized at various times by Karnata dynasties(Sena dynasty which overthrow the Palas were of Kannada origin)
  • At one point both were known for their admirable warrior knights. Keralas under Nairs who were simply unbeatable until the East India company arrived with their superior weapons and Bengalis under the Palas who conquered the entire uttarapatha upto Afghanistan
  • Both contributed disproportionately to the demographics and culture of Sri Lanka and South East Asia
  • Both were declassified as martial races for fighting the British
  • Women in both communities had more authority and power than perhaps other cultures in India
  • Communists ruled(and wrecked) both states
  • Malayalam and Bengali film industries are appreciated for the high quality of their product
  • They are both highly literate socities
  • Both are grossly underrepresented in Indias favorite past time . However they are both passionate about football and athletics
  • Unlike the more enterprising Tuluvas and Tamils , Malayalees though not lazy are not particularly ambitious. Ditto for Bengalis whose industry is dominated by Marwaris

And having dated Bengali women and being rather familiar with their culture, I suppose in hindsight I am surprised it took so long for the industry to acknowledge their inherent sensuality.  Yes they are less inhibited about sexual matters than their Keralite sisters(though both communities are notorious for the escapades of their married women) . Honestly no offense intended, there are women of my community (Andhra) who are not exactly angels either. I think this stems from a perverse obsession with virginity before marriage so quite a few women who preserve themselves before marriage justify their escapades post nuptials as not really a big deal since they are not virgins anyway

I think the Hungarian count(no not that Hungarian count) said it best in Eyes Wide Shut(sorry cant find a video with that particular scene from YouTube) that women in the past looked forward to marriage as it gave them an opportunity to pursue the men they really liked!

I thought this to be cynical at the time but well seeing how generous married women were to me with the favors they bestowed, I think help but admire the wisdom inherent in that movie even more. But that is another post!

These movies in question on other hand are  they are just pretentious and suffer from an overdoes of angst. The nudity and explicit sex didnt seem relevant or requirement for advancing the plot but then again it rarely is(again Eyes Wide Shut-notable exception)


Yes these are art movies and there has been nudity in Indian art movies before. Idiot and Kasbah(both with Mita Vasisht), the Cloud Door(An Agarwal) and Trishagni(Pallavi Joshi) come to mind.
 But Ms. Dam and Ms. Sen went further than aformentioned actresses and they may well owe their boldness to Bengali culture and its lack of dowry system, honor killing ,female infanticide and other cruel and regressive social customs that target women.

Perhaps female infedility and sexuality is a neccesary by product of the growing pains of an otherwise enlightened and refined culture trying to attain an equilibrium.

I personally tentatively favor this new era of slow motion sexual liberation. Tentatively because I am aware of the destructive effects if it goes out of hand. Look how it devastated Western society and nearly destroyed its population growth rate.

I personally as a red blooded "chauvinist" "Westernized" Indian male dont care whether or not I marry a virgin. The chances are that I wont (but not porn star level of partners, lets not go nuts). And I prefer that she be Bengali. And I will ensure that she will not cheat but making I am the sort of man she truly desires.




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  1. "Ms Sen sporting a tshirt of a diety" - She doesn't look like she is on diet in this photo.

    After reading your blog, chances are that you will end up being control freak and a suspecting husband. Cause you have a young unsettled mind and trying to enter a marriage life with an idea planted in your mind (i.e "And I will ensure that she will not cheat"), which is really a bad mindset.

    Its better that you don't marry and continue doing this slow hand motion sexual liberation watching Bengali movies.

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    1. I didnt say diet you idiot. I said "diety". Damn even for a Vadakayil follower you are stupid!

      What is a good mindset as per you. With Vadakyil Vashinava type bhakti pussy followers like yourself, you might as well resign yourself to the fact that your wife will get it in our with the milkman, grocery clerk ,dhobiwalla and pretty much any male except yourself. If I were you I would run a paternity test on your children if any.

      I would sooner pleasure myself to Paoli Dam to topless photos of Vadakayil flexing his muscles which is what you prefer. All the while Vadakayil himself prefers to wank to neo Nazi gay porn but not to you. My condolences

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  2. and don't try to use Capt. Ajit Vadakayil in your blogs for hits and make cheap comments. This attitude will take you nowhere.

    First establish yourself as a blogger. It's like a mouse hanging on an Elephant's tail to pull it down.

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    1. First why dont you and your wife dance nude for my entertainment.

      See I can give free advice too. As for the blog, you are one to talk. The captain is the champion of clickbaits by constantly making fantastic claims about famous individuals for which he was arrested may I remind you. His hunger for hits finally bit him in the ass.

      So I recommend you offer him that advise. But careful he may consider you a Zionisht hasbara Christian desh drohi if you do so!

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  3. Krishna Kumar from your comments I have a feeling that you have not even read the whole article.There is no problem in it as it is solely your choice,but your first comment is wide off the mark.You can criticise anything you donot like,but atleast make it realistic and even more important than this is reading the whole piece attentively before jumping into criticism.You accuse YSV of being a control freak,yet you give a clean chit to Capt on his controlling,rather dominating nature when it comes to women :) As for your first comment ""Ms Sen sporting a tshirt of a diety" ,I cannot fully blame you because YSV has made a spelling mistake here.The correct spelling should be "deity" as far as I know.But then also the line was : "Ms Sen sporting a tshirt of a diety associating with erotic hijinks" .It deserves a better analysis than what you have written Krishna Kumar.

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    1. JAM, since you are Bengali, what do you think of my take on Bengali culture /sexuality and similarity with Kerala. I would be interested in ur opinion

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  4. I agree with most of the points you mentioned.They are just too perfect to find contradictions :) You could have added one more point,i.e,both Bengal and Kerala promote and practise the true form of secularism,i.e,mingling of majority with minority without social or mental barriers.But I disagree with you on the literacy point.Kerala has beaten every other state on this point atleast,Bengal is way behind Kerala in this.But what brings Bengal and Kerala together is the passion for education and learning,I think,and not literacy proportion :) .Again in another point on communist rule,I think communists in Kerala are more development oriented than communists in Bengal.I believe Kerala has not been wrecked by communsts like in Bengal :) .Football runs in the veins of both Bengalis and Malayalees,I guess.On the film industry point,actually the golden era of Bengali films ended with the early demise of Satyajit Ray.The last torchbearer from that golden era,Rituporno Ghosh,also died at the age of 49.However of late some real talented directors are arising,which is a welcome change.But about the point of virginity,I can assure you a vast majority of Bengali women and also men(surprise :) ) actually remain virgins before their first marriage.It is not out of social control/parental control,both of which are not that strong, or such things,but from the culture imbibed by the society in general.I think Kerala also shares this point.I cannot vouch for the NRI bengali diaspora though,you will know about them better than me.You are right about the enterpreneurship point.I think it is actually the passion of education and knowledge of Bengalis and Malayalees,which is responsible.If you ask a Bengali person to take the path of enterpreneurship,the first thing that will come into his mind is to become a chartered accountant,or start a business in IT,else go for an MBA before setting up a business.All these three fields are actually related to education :) Bengalis stress so much on education that they even try to connect both enterpreneurship and education with the same thread.

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  6. Ancient India was not a puritanical country and while excessive sexuality is damaging so it is extreme repression.

    The jab against the captains wife was admittedly a cheap shot. But then again the captain does it to other women all the time.

    Not many mallus in AP for whatever reason, I can count on my handsthe number of mallus I met in Hyderabad, Vizag or other cities over the years.

    You are living in a fantasy world looking for a virgin wife. Deal with reality and the fact that virginity "proof" has too many caveats.

    No offense but I don't see you getting too far with either Persian or Turk girls. They tend to be far more demanding on average and you don't seem like you will make the cut.
    I cant imagine Jewish women ,Israeli or American throwing themselves at you either so don't concern yourself over that.

    I went out with Arab women and never feared for my life. Be they Syrian, Iraqi,Emirati, Lebanese or Palestinian. And they knew I was a Zionist and they didn't care. Certainly the Lebanese Maronite was pro Zionist as they tend to be.

    If you turn gay and come after me, I have my trusty shotgun to blast your nuts off ;)

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    3. ok since I am your elder and you have come for help on my blog, I will not turn you away. But what I am going to say to you will seem cruel and sting , but its for your own good.

      Your life is abnormal. This type of isolation, poor health and religious rituals and appearances(naamam and vibhuti) is a disastrous mix. And I say that as a religious person.

      The way you have described your personality, Im sorry to say that I find it very hard to imagine women being attracted to you in any way. Even below average types from your own community. Forget about foreign women who are generally conservative than men when it comes to inter racial dating unless 1) the man is very attractive 2) she has friends who also date inter racially

      Persian and Turk women in my experience are star fuckers and ball busters. I avoid them like hell.
      It has nothing to do with money. Ive actually dated as many attractive women when I was down and out as I was well off.
      Though being rich helps for sure, but only to an extant.

      Women don't respect a spendthrift but neither will they like a miser. However,given a choice between the two they may take the former.

      Not interacting with girls, being anti social pariah computer nerd etc will only make you miserable in the long term.

      My advice is simple- get away from your parents as they are enabling this weird behavior. Ditch dressing like a Naga sadhu and wear proper clothes.

      Apply to universities abroad. Get out of that hell hole Chennai-yes its a goddamn hell hole. There are many colleges in Germany and Denmark which are free even for international students. You just have to pay for room and board. Apply there for post grad, work as a waiter if you have to. You will get to know the real world. And no better to cure your sick Nazi fetishes than a trip to the Holocaust museum closeby. Furthermore if you express any Nazi interests there, you will find yourself a social pariah.
      So Germany is ideal LOL

      Your Qatari friend is full of false bravado as is Arab custom.

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  7. Wow YSV, it's a topic fit for your "Indians are damn fools" series -- How Indian parents control their grown up children. Capt's wife is one such woman. Capt once mentioned that his eldest son in US does not use an alarm to wake up. Instead his mother (capt's wife) rings him up from India to wake him up. Hope she doesn't continue with this interfering behavior after his marriage.

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    2. @ Anu

      Capt's wife cant even control capt at home ,so how will she influence her son from abroad :)?Or probably Capt is very secretive about his online escapades with Zionism,hence his wife doesnt have any idea about her husband's online fetishes :P

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    5. @ Iniyavel

      Haha once again a gem from you- "white ass revelations" :P Sometimes I feel like stalking Capt in his blog with some fake profiles at every comment he makes :) But capt ,being a shameless hypocrite,will plain spam all my comments and also the accounts :) My efforts will be wasted.
      But jokes apart,I seriously cant believe that some women are diehard followers of capt.Cant they see his misogyny in every word?Again he bashes TN left and right,but still some of his core followers are Tamils.This is also somewhat paradoxical to me .

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  8. oh shut up. I get real tired of our bigotry which is formed by misinformation by idiot DMK propaganda more than anything else.
    I met Tamil Brahmins abroad and they never forget they are Tamil . This goes even for those in Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi etc
    By "licking HIndi boots" you mean not tripping over themselves to worship Periyar and subscribe to his hatreds. ANd who can blame them?

    THey are not seperatists but they are not deluded morons and border line traitors like yourself.

    Getting a fucking clue and stop your bullshit please.

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  9. @Anu I doubt very much his son even takes his parents calls much less use his mother as an alarm clock. He doesn't even use his "surname" Vadakayil neither does he make any connection to his infamous father on facebook, much less his blog. What does that tell you?
    Pretty soon he will acquire American citizenship. IT will be fun to watch the captain twist himself into pretzels justifying it.

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    2. Thank you for your "prefect" and "brilliant" reply. You just proved my suspicion that you are incapable of being embarrassed.

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  11. Every time you get caught with your pants down, its always the same stupid excuse- "I was upset/I was doing something else" i.e the dog ate my sanity!

    If you are this retarded that you keep making these "mistakes" where making anti Semitic/anti Brahmin/anti Maratha(your latest display of hatred)/anti Mallu/anti Kannada and then pathetically try to backtrack by saying "only some types " of x are bad then please spare yourself future embarrassment(if you are even capable of becoming embarrassed) and stop expressing your opinion. Better to be suspected a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubt.....

    I think you are living in a autistic world devoid of reality when you makes such utterly bizarre claims about the British plans in post independent India.Here was their plan- they had no plan. It took a heck of lot of maneuvering ,diplomacy, threats, cajoling , sweet talk and actual military action by VP Menon, Rajagopalachari and Sardar Patel to form the union that is India today. Rajaji certainly didn't want this fiasco that became the socialist, tyrannical hell hole and Patel died before he could elaborate his vision and VP was simply cast aside in favor of VK.

    You are either mind numbingly stupid or shamelessly dishonest if you think I subscribe to Nehru's vision of India. Either possibility or even both doesn't surprise me.

    ANd pray tell me WTF do Baluchis and Sindhis have anything to do with this conversation. If rebels in an enemy nation wish to break free and I support their efforts in order to harm that nation, what bearing does that have on anything. Seriously for a student of computer science your logic is absolute shit.

    Forget about "dying breath" , first worry about your living breath ie try to run a 100 meters without getting a heart attack. Rather than calling "a spade a spade", in your poor health , the only spade you will become familiar with is that of the gravedigger's No body worries about the deranged suicidal thoughts of a weirdo shut in.

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    1. Each of your counter arguments are more stupid and dishonest than the last which is a feat in itself!

      Nehru is less a George Washingon than a Benedict Arnold who stumbled his way into the post of premier. Any sensible person can see that he got to define the character of India AFTER it received independence and not before. He was less a founding father than a fumbling step father.I don't throw around words like "traitor" lightly. I indeed recognize that groups such as the north easterners have genuine grievances against the Indian state. But your "grievances" are mere fig leafs for supremacist attitudes, hatred,ignorance,stupidity and paranoia.Not to mention deep seated feelings of inferiority and complexes. And your psychosis will not stop once you achieve independence, you will surely bitch and whine about India because that is your nature- you have to bitch and whine about something!

      The analogy of Baluchis and Sindhis in your latest post was certainly NOT what you intended when you brought them first. How shameless can your back tracking get?

      As for the rest, I am not interested in your myriad of personal problems. Keep out of the discussion please. Thanks

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  13. @All

    You can watch the new movie "RajKahini" released recently and directed by Srijit Mukherjee.the movie is a very brave attempt in the bengali film industry,since it tries to catch up hollywood style and cater it according to the taste of the average Indian.overall it is a refreshing idea,like another movie "Baahubali" which was also released this year.Though there are some silly flaws that have crept in.infact the geographical flaw in the movie,where the brothel is shown to be in the middle of a desert land,is too glaring an error to be overlooked.but otherwise it's a good attempt(and a bold one like Baahubali).Here's a review given in TOI :

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bengali/movie-reviews/Rajkahini/articleshow/49448912.cms

    Two official trailers of the movie have been released :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NIh2iUmTcc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYHInb7CYQI



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    1. forgot to mention,RajKahini deals with the partition of India in 1947,the corresponding Hindu-Muslim riots,massive social instability and the desparate fight of a group of prostitutes to save their brothel.YSV this movie also has Rituparna in lead role,and it is also very "sexual" like the movies u mentioned in this post :)

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