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Jo And Jo Released On Amazon Prime; Discussions Rise Up As Social Media Takes Up The Gender Politics Discussed By The Film

Discussions rise up as social media takes up the gender politics discussed by the film Jo and Jo.
by Abdul Azeez | June 13, 2022 12:20 IST
Jo And Jo Released On Amazon Prime; Discussions Rise Up As Social Media Takes Up The Gender Politics Discussed By The Film

Jo and Jo, directed by Arun D Jose, has been just released on Amazon Prime. The film depicts the events that took place at Jomon's and Jomol's house during the Covid period. Matthew Thomas played the role of Jomon. Nikhila Vimal played the role of Jomol. Meanwhile Jomon's friends Naslen played Sundaran and Melvin played Abi.

 
With the OTT release, discussions about Jo and Jo are on the rise on social media. Social media is discussing the gender politics that the film puts forward. The film reminds the audience that women are allowed to go out only if the brother/father takes her. Everyone in the house is allowed to go out and only the girl in the house has to be convinced of the full details of the place and time of return.
 
In one scene, Jomol's mother who is forced to do only housework tells her daughter to have a good wife and a good husband. Jo and Jo are hailed on social media as a good little film that puts forward the politics of “fried fish”.
 
Nikhila had earlier said that a woman-based film shows female characters that are always escaping from problems and fighting outside. Everyone has problems and it does not have to be projected alone.
 
“If we still pay attention, the movies will be more about the protagonist's perspective. Although there are a few films about women, there are still some things that come from the protagonist's point of view. The heroine is seen as a sexual object or a worthless character. But today a lot has changed in that;” said Nikhila Vimal.
 
Nikhila also added that many of the films only show female characters overcoming problems. “Films that tell the stories of women are often sought after. But many of them are the hardships of women and overcoming it;” said Nikhila Vimal. Nikhila Vimal said that female-oriented stories can happen without any of this.


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