Tere Sang: A kidult Movie

Posted: August 15, 2009 in Movie review
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There is no denying the fact that Kaushik’s Tere Sang is inspired from Jason Reitman’s Juno, both featuring sizzling topic of teen pregnancy. But, Tere Sang has its own Indian flavour with non-pragmatic story, making a big mockery of realism.

Kaushik has taken; I would have said stolen, but any way; well proven formula of young couple running away from their home and setting up their dwelling at a hill station, as in Dil and Kayamat Se Kayamat Tak. But, Kaushik has overlooked few minor things, which if addressed could have made the movie more pragmatic. Like converting a wrecked house, which wasn’t dwelled for five years, into a livable one with furniture and crockery within no time and with no money.  A couple making a lavish living out of wages of a daily worker, which I presume should not be more than Rs 100 per day. Doctor doesn’t inquiring about the age of a patient, when the patient looks in her teens and is all the more pregnant.

I really wonder when will Bollywood directors will grow up and start making pragmatic and sensible movies, keeping in their clogged mind fine and minor details. Moreover, when will they start taking educated and sensible audience seriously.

Leaving the movie aside and coming to the issue of teen-pregnancy. There is no denying the fact that the Indian teen is still skeptical about pregnancy and contraceptives. Sex is still a taboo in bourgeois Indian society. Is this due to lack of proper adolescence education program (AEP), a mere euphemism for sex education?

Sex (education) is not a topic of living room discussion in Indian house hold. A glimpse of contraceptive ads featured on our television makes both teens to fumble with remote or roll their eyes in the company of parents. Moreover, these adds generally targets and feature adults not teens. May be because, in this capitalist world where everyone is after market share, the companies making contraceptives doesn’t find teens as less profitable customers.

Present day teens under the influence of television and internet generally get exposed to widespread adult-content, and out of curiosity try to imitate and experiment the same. Sometimes such experiments proves fatal resulting in teen-pregnancies and subsequent abortions.

The question is what’s the solution? In answer to this, I would like to quote – “Partial knowledge is dangerous”.

The solution is a two step approach. Firstly, it is required to formulate a well framed and complete AEP to educate teens about human anatomy, child-birth, psychological and social impacts of teen-pregnancy, type and modes of contraceptives, and harmful impact of overuse of contraceptives. Secondly, a right mode of communication is required to impart this knowledge to the teens in a manner that their sensitive mind can comprehend with it. For this a collective and shared effort from both patents and teachers is required.

Coming back to Tere Sang, I don’t thing it is advisable for teens to experiment with sex, when unaware of its repercussions, and run from home to be parents. Parenthood is a gift of God, but at a right time and after proper maturity. Parenthood has its own socio-economic and psychological association, and it’s a question of a living being, which hasn’t opened its eyes yet.  Life is not a movie, which ends in three hours; it’s much more than and not as simple as it seems on 17 mm film. It is advisable to teens to be careful with their sexual escapades.

  1. ray says:

    HEy ..i don’t agree with you …
    first of all ..you are assigng the rise in “sexx stuff” among teens to TV and internet,
    This is hormonal man.. i didn’t watched blue films untill 18 .. n u ask me when i started “sex stuff”
    ..class 6th-7th , i would say 😀 . So what has happened is due to urban way of life.. nuclear families
    ..modernization … this stuff is coming out open now…it was always there in suppressed form…..

    n comm’on man … teens don’t do sex coz they r curious… they do it coz they need it… body is asking for it… it’s hormonal!!
    and SOLUTION .. there is none.. why do you want 1 .. only thing is just inform teens hw to stop pregnancy….
    and make the resources available readily ..in every nook n corner.

    N bolywood movies will seem like documentries if you want them to be realistic!!!.. they are good the way they are

    • friendaman says:


      I don’t know your age, but still I would say during early days of teenage its curiosity rather than harnone which plays a major role in geeting one indulge into what one can say “sex stuff”. Lets go back to time when you where in your 6th-7th standard at that time it was out of curiosity which get you involved in the “sex stuff”. It was your urge to know more about the opposite sex, how are they different from you. You might have acquired a prima facia knowledge about the oppposite sex through what ever source you had, but it was curiosity which to know more about it, to experience it, feel it. During your early teenage you had seen grown ups kissing, which had stimulated your curious mind to know: How it feels to kiss someone of opposite sex ( passionately).

      Moreover, I donot deny of harmonal changes, but these harmones kicks more at adulthood than during teenage. Its a very known fact that pregancy at the age of 16 is dangerous both for the mother and the child than that of pregancy in 20s.

      As far as bollywoods films are concerned those can be made more realistic keeping in mind finer points which direcotrs like Kaushik ignores.

  2. sou says:

    What a thinking …………….a bout

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