Restrictions imposed on women in the society today in the garb of rules has been an issue of debate for eons. Women and young girls have been fighting for their rights in every step whether it be at home or in their hostels.
Right from ‘Don’t wear short skirts’ to ‘don’t go out in dark’; girls are subject to many of these, while boys casually move past it without even realizing such restrictions exists.
Girliyapa’s Girls Hostel is one such show that deals with the lives of 4 dynamic young women who are bound by an unlikely friendship.
Essayed by Ahsaas Channa, Simran Natekar, Srishti Srivastava and Parul Gulati, these four girls decide to lock horns with the system to get rid of the sexist curfew, which is only imposed on the girls’ hostel. They stand up for what they believe in and fight for the rights of stepping out of the campus round the clock bringing an end to gender discrimination.
Commenting on the story line in the 3rd episode, Srishti Srivastava states, “I have been told. And I listened. I hated hurting anybody, people, friends and family. But I opened my eyes a little wider and see that they are walking all over me. I have been told. But I do what I want. And I will keep doing it forever. Don’t be scared. Log kya bolenge? Kaun hain yeh log?”
“Why cannot girls go out after 8.30 PM? If the world is not safe, then let us make it safe. Stop keeping girls and women like prisoners in jail,” she asks.
Well said, Srishti!! Get to see the episode 3 of Girls Hostel to know more…