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14 Times Indian Films Taught Me How To Handle Fuckboys

Sometimes, they're not that regressive at all.

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1. When Devdas preached that fuckboys have exactly zero rights to comment on my sexuality or promiscuity.

SLB Films

2. When Silk in Dirty Picture showed me how to treat woman-degrading "izzat" freaks.

Balaji Motion Pictures / Via BuzzFeed India

3. When Dum Laga Ke Haisha showed a really effective technique to deal with size-shamers.

Yash Raj Films

4. When Aitraaz taught me never to hand anyone the rights to my body and the keys to my honour.

Mukta Arts / Via feministbollywood.tumblr.com

5. When Pratidwandi demonstrated to me the sassy art of slut-shamer shut-downs.

Priya Films / Via dhrupad.tumblr.com

6. When Tanu Weds Manu Returns told me to never be afraid of calling out fuckboys in public.

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7. When Ek Din Pratidin taught me victim-blaming fuckboys come in all ages and sizes.

Mrinal Sen Productions / Via dhrupad.tumblr.com

8. When Jab We Met made it clear that it's never too late for some cathartic fuckboy revenge.

Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision

9. When Insan Jaag Utha taught me to never fall prey to emotionally manipulative fuckboys.

Shakti Films / Via indiatimes.com

10. When English Vinglish showed me how to show them their privilege.

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11. When Sawan Ki Ghata showed me how to deal with white knight damsel rescuers.

Shakti Films / Via dhrupad.tumblr.com

12. When Hamari Adhuri Kahani preached the importance of confronting fuckboys.

Fox Star Studios

13. When In Custody taught me to never let fuckboys put a limit on my abilities.

Merchant Ivory Productions

14. And when Shaandaar taught me it's never too late to get rid of a fuckboy in your life.

Dharma Productions