The movies that portray families have been plenty in Bollywood. These movies tend to follow a patter which is stereotypical in nature. This pattern involves a loving mother, a father who has a job that pays well, caring and obedient feminine sister and a talented boy who is the saving grace of the entire family. However, once in a while, a smart filmmaker like Zoya Akhtar comes along and turns this model upside down. Here is how she does it:
#1. Every family is dysfunctional in its own way. The class and caste matter only up to a certain point.
#2. Marriage is not the end of a woman’s career. It is just an event.
#3. When people only notice the achievements of the son of the house, make sure you correct them.
#4. Society will always find ways to define gender roles and define them again for you. All you need is a strong relationship with your closest family members and the ability to ignore everyone else.
#5. A relationship between a daughter and her parents is extremely crucial in the way she deals with life.
#6. The smartest person in the room is always the girl who reads.
#7. Marriage does not guarantee prolonged love and that is heartbreaking yet true. You have to recreate love everyday in order to keep it alive.
#8. The things you say and do, knowingly or unknowingly, may hurt your loved ones.
#9. Your parents may be wrong in what and how they teach you to live life. You need to have the courage to break off from those things if you know better. Usually you do.
#10. If you feel like you have ended up with the wrong person in your life, it is never too late to move away.
#11. High time people stop thinking that their sons are the only ones who can take their businesses forward. Working a business requires a business skill, not balls.
#12. At the end of the day, one needs to know that lies only hurt the people you love, even though you have lied in order to do something better.
#13. If there is no communication between the family members, usually these families are unhappy. The minute you talk, there is an expression of emotions never uttered before.
#14. Parents need to stop bribing their kids.