Raveena Tandon has returned to the big screen after a hiatus with hard-hitting Maatr. The film is a rape revenge thriller and deals with the aftermath of a rape and what a survivor goes through. Well kudos to Raveena Tandon for doing a film like Maatr and not holding back making an unsettling experience for viewers as it shows the reality. Extending her stand further on the issue, she took to Twitter and tweeted to Indian Union Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development, Maneka Gandhi about the change in laws for rapists.
In her tweet she wrote, “To some of those who found” #Maatr” queasy. That was the intention, to disturb. But below is Harsh reality. Time to Act.@Manekagandhibjp” (sic) Raveena also posted a picture of report where an elderly woman was raped by a watchman of her building in Mumbai.
Maneka Gandhi is Indian Union Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development in the Government of PM Narendra Modi. The minister had apparently blamed Bollywood movies for rise in crime against women recently.
Maneka replied to Raveena and said, “Yes, @TandonRaveena ji. I am also as appalled by such incidents. We are working to change the mindset through a number of initiatives.” (Sic)
To this Raveena wrote, “Yes ma, law amendments steps need to b taken aggressively. Fast track courts, nonbailable offences, eg set in conviction if proved guilty.”(Sic) Also read: Raveena Tandon kills it in BollywoodLife’s hit songs rapid fire – watch video
Check out the tweets below:
To some of those who found ” #Maatr” queasy..that was the intention,to disturb.But below is Harsh reality.Time to Act.@Manekagandhibjp pic.twitter.com/W0zsOeiySC
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) April 23, 2017
Yes, @TandonRaveena ji. I am also as appalled by such incidents. We are working to change the mindset through a number of initiatives. https://t.co/TpnSHkw7QB
— Maneka Gandhi (@Manekagandhibjp) April 24, 2017
BollywoodLife in its review of Maatr stated, “The film has its fair share of snags but what keeps the momentum going is the fact that you feel content whenever Raveena’s character succeeds in her mission. The film will take you through various emotions of discomfort, angst, outrage, cringe, satisfaction to plain meh. Despite its flaws and an uneven plot, watch the film for its compelling, hard-hitting performances and the fact that it creates a world where justice is served someway or the other.”