Inkaar, which means denial is a Bollywood romance movie released in 2013, and directed by Sudhir Mishra. It has a cast that includes Chitrangada Singh and Arjun Rampal in the leading roles. The music director is Shantanu Moitra and Vipin Sharma, Deepti Naval, and Gaurav Dwivedi are cast in supporting roles. The movie deals primarily with sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment at the workplace is not the type of theme that Hindi movies deal in often. Much of this movie's strength emerges from its ambitious and unbending career woman, the protagonist who confronts bravely to tyranny of males in a corporate set-up. The two main characters in this forceful gender politics scenario, advertising industry stars with small-town backgrounds, with the male hailing from Saharanpur and the female from Solan. Both are intensely independent, and the male-female divide becomes hard to bridge as the story unrolls.
Rahul Verma, a suave and smug CEO of a flourishing ad agency, is accused of sexually harassing Maya Luthra, a copywriter who rose from lower ranks to the high position of a board member and creative director. The movie goes back and forth in real time, in the form of an internal inquest that is presided over by Mrs. Kamdar, a social worker. The story unfolds as a series of flashbacks consisting of many flashpoints in the lives of the fierce antagonists.
Sparks begin to fly right from the start when Rahul and Maya meet in Goa. Actual Rahul was from a competing ad agency, and soon welcomes her into the fold, trains her for the rigors of the new job and helps her along the hard patches of learning a profession. Maya who is quick to learn deviates from the true path and goes along an altogether different tangent. Before long, she had emerged as a real menace to her mentor and goes on to appropriate two of his plum accounts.
It soon becomes clear that this is not at all a straight forward story. A tangled web involving masculine possessiveness, sexual jealousy, vaulting ambition, strong emotional complexities and intra-office shenanigans are on the offing, something that can never be deconstructed so easily.
So what is involved here is anybody's guess. Is the male a predator who has no qualms about using his high position to gain sexual favours? Is the female, the manipulative person who takes unfair advantage of her feminine charms to purposefully move ahead in a rather male-dominated, organization? Buy the Inkaar DVD online and have it delivered at your doorstep.