Thangam, the first segment, is a story which focuses on the life of a transwoman named Satthar in a small Tamil Nadu village in the 1980s. Satthar is played by a cis male actor Kalidas Jayram. Satthar, doesn't hide her femininity, is treated like an object of ridicule, and subjected to violence and sexual assault by local village goons. She can, however, always count on her friend Sarvannan (a Hindu) to protect her. When an oblivious Sarvannan, whom she has loved for a long time, falls for her sister instead, Satthar does everything in her power to help the couple, putting her own needs and life second. While it is shown in this segment how not fitting into a violent heteronormative society can bring dire consequences upon those who refuse to toe the line, we do not see a lot of how a marginalized person looks at the world. As soon as Satthar is established as being different, she is turned into a character, who is merely there to feed Sarvannan's saviour complex (while ironically … [Read more...] about Paava Kadhaigal: An Exercise In Scandalizing A Complacent Audience By Appropriating Trauma
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Whenever we talk about Shweta Tiwari, we're always short for words! The reason behind it is her on-point sartorial choices. Be it a saree or a dress, the actress never fails to impress us with her outfit picks and the way she carries them off with utmost style and elegance, makes us fall in love with her even more. Recently, Shweta took to her Instagram feed to share a few pictures, where she was seen blossoming like a pretty flower in her two new lovely dresses- one was a blue midi while the other was a yellow number. So, let us take a close look at her both outfits and pick our favourite one. … [Read more...] about Shweta Tiwari Blossoms Like A Pretty Flower In Her Blue And Yellow Dresses, Pick Your Favourite One!
Age is often joked to be an illusion, but reality says otherwise. Age and ageing are an indication that our days in this world are numbered, and eventually there is a final stage to life. A majority of us may have gone through gambol of ageing, where you have lost an older adult in your life. … [Read more...] about 10 Early And Late End-of-life Symptoms In Older Adults