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6 Male Characters From Zoya Akhtar's Movies Who Reflect The Vulnerability Of The Millennial Man

Very recently, I was at a bar catching a live music band play and when I turned to my right, and in the corner I could see Zoya Akhtar swaying to the beats. She was effortlessly sophisticated and quite poised and celebrated her drink in her hand, just like all the men in her movies celebrate their emotions openly.

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It got me thinking though. I haven't seen one Zoya movie where the men don't portray themselves to be flawed emotional beings, who're every inch vulnerable and real. Men who're human and don't play with the stereotypical domain of 'macho', just like most Bollywood movies do. Her men are classy yet sensitive, who admire their insecurities, only to improve upon them. They're timelessly changing and evolving and that's something fairly evident in her movies.

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While  I stood there with this thought dangling in my head, I kept thinking how many of us really emulate true hardcore men, who're in touch with their real emotions? I started thinking of all the men who've acted in her movies and how delicate yet firm their character sketch truly is and how real they actually feel. These are the new-age men, who're stable yet bashful, dedicated yet vulnerable, in tune with their vices but know and understand the need of the hour.

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And I believe one must aspire to be like them, because real men who're accountable and flawed while being vulnerable are the actual deal.

 Here are 6 characters from Zoya Akhtar films all men could aspire to be like while leaving their pressured machismo behind.

(1) Ranveer Singh As Kabir Mehra In 'Dil Dhadakne Do'

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Yes, he plays an absolute spoilt brat, like most rich Delhi boys are perhaps, but there is humanness in him and the will to stand up to his family, when the time demands him to. That's what boys, who're slowly evolving in to men, do. Stick together, fight for what is right, cry when they fall weak and agree to play certain games, to win back a plane! But in all seriousness, Kabir's character reflects upon a man who you can count on, in a time of need and who'll go to any degree to help someone out, at the risk of losing his own peace. But he has his flaws, because he's only human, right?

(2) Aamir Khan As Surjan Singh Shekawat In 'Talaash'

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Even though the role demanded a staunch, serious cop who is trying to dismantle his own frame of mind to revise answers, Shekawat's role is a diminishing portrayal of someone who has let go of life because of his own fears. The role showcases Aamir Khan as a cop who is trying to solve a case after he's lost his own son in an accident and every trial and tribulation a man goes through after a heavy loss, while trying to live up to his responsibilities is beautifully represented in Aamir's character. Something we all can relate to, if we've gone through loss.

(3) Farhan Akhtar As Sunny Gill In 'Dil Dhadakne Do'

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This character has almost all the girls wishing he wasn't fictional because he seems so malleable otherwise. Farhan played a grounded and caring boy who'd left the love of his life to pursue his career. He came back to her though but apart from the obvious character traits, there are some underlying qualities Sunny possessed that made him so effortlessly relatable. For instance, calling out the patriarchal toxicity and asking pertinent questions such as: "why is it that women need to 'seek' permission in the first place?". He's the quintessential and actual boy next door, who truly understands warped societal norms and stands up against them.

(4) Abhay Deol As Kabir Dewan In 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara'

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Abhay aka Kabir plays a confused person who's not very sure of what he wants in the beginning, reminding us of how we were unsure of everything we did and didn't do. From his quest to escape his fiancée because he'd proposed to her by mistake to him having a breakdown about it amidst his friends is definitely us, when things go a little out of control. He didn't hide his emotions, or act macho about 'I can handle my own shit'. He cried about it when he needed help and manned up the courage to finally end things with his fianceé because he didn't love her. Kabir is practically every guy in his late 20s, trying to figure life out.

(5) Siddhant Chaturvedi As MC Sher In 'Gully Boy'

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The beautifully sketched out character of MC Sher in 'Gully Boy' is of that friend we have who always has our back, no matter how badly we mess up a situation and she's caricatured the character till a point where we think of that one person who has stuck around, after we see MC Sher on the screen. His character speaks to us in a real and relatable way just like how a friend would, if we ever found ourselves down in the dumps. Now we know somewhere every man has great characteristics to be a good friend like MC Sher was to Murad but because we take these accounts for granted; we only realise it when we see such characters on-screen and relate to them thoroughly.

(6) Arjun Mathur As Karan Mehra In 'Made In Heaven'

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Arjun's character as Karan was developed keeping all the sensitivities and nuances of being a homosexual in society, in mind. His struggles in the series feel quite real and honest, while he's trying to piece together his past transgressions and his will to sustain through tough situations, much like any gay man was trying, before section 377 came through. His character like all others is also relatable and quite real.

Zoya's heroes are not men rescuing women from the clutches of bad men and normalising the standard of machismo but instead her men deal with insecurities and turn to women to take support, when times are rough, much like most of us today. Mostly, she creates this fictional world using her own experiences with the men in her life and creating real-life men who're pretty much everywhere and all around. So, if you think Bollywood has it right, portraying the wrong kind of manliness, maybe Zoya's movies can put a perspective or two in place for you.

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