In 2018 and in early 2019, there a movement that kickstarted in India. The movement was a rage internationally, but thanks to Tanushree Dutta, it also became the talk of the town in India. We are sure you guys have guessed it that we are talking about the #MeToo movement.
From Bollywood to corporate organizations, a lot of women spoke about sexual harassment that happened with them. But now, from the past many months, there are no talks about the #MeToo movement. People are forgetting about it and the accused are enjoying life.
Netflix’s Guilty talks about this #MeToo movement that we are all set to forget about. The movie revolves around four characters, Nanki (Kiara Advani), VJ (Gurfateh Pirzada), Tanu (Akansha Ranjan) and Danish (Taher Shabbir). Nanki, VJ, and Tanu are studying in the same college. In 2019, when the #MeToo movement is at its peak, Tanu decides to tweet that she was raped by VJ on 14th Feb 2018. Danish is the lawyer of VJ and he is investigating the whole case.
The movie is brilliantly written by Kanika Dhillon and Ruchi Narain. The latter has also narrated the film very well. The pace of the film is a bit slow, but it keeps us engaged.
Apart from the #MeToo movement, the film also talks about the patriarchy mindset and also slut-shaming. It does not just concentrate on the man who has been accused but also showcases the reality of the other side of the story. It ends with a very strong statement that how men who have been accused under #MeToo movement are free and partying around. It surely reminds us of many men, especially from Bollywood.
Talking about performances, all the actors have done a wonderful job. Kiara Advani is simply outstanding. Watch out for her scene in the metro train. Taher Shabbir is a revelation. What a fantastic performer he is! Gurfateh Pirzada and Akansha Ranjan make a confident debut. Especially Gurfateh, he is damn good.
On the whole, Guilty is an engaging film and also gives out a strong message.