Blatant Patriarchy

Daily soaps have a clear set of gender roles with patriarchy blatantly evident in them. Women characters are either submissive or there is an overdose of scheming vamps. The trend seems to be getting more complex as even educated women characters are shown working hard to impress the family members or win acceptance of society. With Ratris Khel Chale, a daily soap series telecast on Zee Marathi, it has hit a new low. 

Shot in a Sindhudurg village, Ratris a horror show toasting black magic. It showcases most of its women characters not just weak, powerless and stereotyped but extremely superstitious. It makes us wonder if the writers of the soap have tried to portray the real Malvan/Konkan, its people and especially the women?

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