Wonder Women: Parvathy Thiruvothu says Cinema must highlight issues of Rape, Honour Killing

Wonder Women will drop on SonyLIV on November 18.
Parvathy Thiruvothu
Parvathy Thiruvothu

In an interview with IANS, actress Parvathy Thiruvothu shared her thoughts and addressed instances of honour killing, rape and oppression of the minorities. The actress also said that cinema must highlight these issues as a moral responsibility.

On the ongoing persecution of women in Iran, the actress said: "I don't have any reaction to matters such as these. I have stopped reacting, I feel we are way past giving reactions. It's the time to act so that we can put society on the right track."

"When there's so much oppression happening on the Gaza strip, the Palestinians are being attacked, there are so many social media reactions, but when oppression happens in our neighbouring villages, it doesn't draw as much attention. Caste murders for instance are still referred to as honour killings when in reality they're simply caste killings." She added, "I'm not saying that we shouldn't say anything about what is happening internationally, but it is our duty to raise our voices against oppression in any part of the world. And I have always said this: 'If you want to be international, be as local as possible.' First, let us address issues at home and then we can hope that the domino effect of countering oppression spreads out across the borders and helps people in other parts of the world."

Wonder Woman is an English-language film directed by Anjali Menon with an all-woman cast. It is about five pregnant women confronting their deep-rooted problems as they come together for pre-natal classes.

Wonder Women will drop on SonyLIV on November 18.

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