What is it about?

The present essay discusses the visual representation of masculinity in Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Kabir Singh (2019). The article aims to develop its argument of masculinity and its association with pervasive power in the film through the reading of specific scenes through the intellectual and theoretical apparatuses of R.W Connell and other theorists of masculinity studies.

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Why is it important?

It is important to study films like Kabir Singh and place them in the continuum of Bollywood’s engagement with narratives promoting and glorifying toxic masculinity and also to understand how the straitjacket and social codes of masculinity and femininity play out in heterosexual romantic relationships

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This page is a summary of: Reading patriarchal manhood, violence and love in Kabir Singh (2019), South Asian Popular Culture, January 2021, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/14746689.2021.1879094.
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