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The Married Woman trailer holds promise

By MOUMITA BHATTACHARJEE
February 16, 2021 14:04 IST
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The Married Woman can become a really powerful movie on the love between two women when it releases on Women's Day, notes Moumita Bhattacharjee.

It's refreshing and somewhat revolutionary to see the OTT industry creating such amazing content on women empowerment.

ALT Balaji has been quite ahead in this genre with shows like MOM and .

Now comes The Married Woman, which explores an emotion that is highly disregarded in Indian families: What a married woman wants.

 

Aastha (Riddhi Dogra) is a housewife, whose life is much like every other woman in a household -- the first few years of love and children, then a lifetime of sacrifices.

She decides to break free and in such a way that the society would not agree upon.

The one person who understands her is Peeplika (Monica Dogra).

Yes, she is a woman and it is this equation between which forms the crux of the show.

The series is an on-screen adaptation of Manju Kapur's book by the same name.

It has some really incredible scenes like when Aastha asks her husband to talk rather than get in action or when she defines a married woman's trajectory.

It has the potential to make people uncomfortable with the premise because homosexual love stories are yet to receive the same appreciation as heterosexual ones.

There are some really amazing dialogues in the trailer as well.

The moment where someone suggests that this is a war between individuality vs conditioning, actually makes you wonder why are we such slaves to pre-conceived notions.

The Married Woman can become a really powerful movie on the love between two women when it releases on Women's Day.

With Riddhi Dogra in it, who looks perfect for the role of Aastha, you can safely assume that performances won't be sub-standard. She shines in the trailer.

Monica Dogra fits the bill of a free-spirited artist perfectly but her accent might overshadow her acting prowess here.

The Married Woman holds a lot of promise. We hope it delivers on them too.

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