Most Underserved Female Character of 2019 Award Poll Post, is it Alia in Kalank or the Entire Female Cast of Mission Mangal?

Where there is light, there most be dark. We had the surprisingly good female characters, now let us look at the surprisingly bad ones. Not the ones that were the focus of their movies that we knew would be bad, or the average lame heroine roles we are used to, but the ones that were surprisingly remarkably bad.

Alia in Kalank

She’s supposed to be the central character, right? The one who introduces us to this world, changes the most over the course of the film, and even gets the voice over and final close up. And yet, she is HORRIBLE! Bratty and self-centered, making impossible demands, never thinking of anyone but herself, and worst of all inconsistent! Insists on a marriage no one else wants and then complains about it, is in love with one person and then another with no warning, randomly wants singing lessons and then stops them, just terrible.

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The entire female cast of Mission Mangal

Yaaaaay, a movie about female scientists! And then they are all idiots. Vidya can only have good ideas when they are related to housekeeping, Nithya Menon is ready to give up everything for motherhood, Taapsee can’t drive, and so on and so forth.

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Shraddha in Saaho

She is bad at EVERYTHING!!!! The woman can’t even ride in a helicopter without falling out! Half the plot wouldn’t happen if she just USED HER BRAIN.

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Saiee Manjrekar in Dabangg 3

She’s a chess champion, but she can’t seem to say two words for herself. She is there, she is sweet and smiles, and then she is killed. The most “fridged” of all the 2019 heroines.

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Kareena Kapoor in Good Newwz

Here’s a successful woman who wants a child, but sits around waiting for her husband to get on board. And once she finally moves forward, she still doesn’t complain even though her husband is horrible. Patiently puts up with everything he does because she seems to have no inner life of her own. UGH!

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Which of these is the worst female character of 2019? Or is there another one I didn’t list that is your least favorite?

17 thoughts on “Most Underserved Female Character of 2019 Award Poll Post, is it Alia in Kalank or the Entire Female Cast of Mission Mangal?

  1. Alia no doubt – I haven’t seen a character so stupid, annoying and badly written for ages. I don’t understand how a character like that could be made. I mean so many people read the script before filming. Later the actors read it, and nobody said: it’s crap?
    Second place: Mission Mangal. 5 female characters and not even one good?

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    • Alia was so terrible! And the whole movie rested on her back, which means the whole movie was terrible too. Ugh Kalank!

      Mission Mangal had 5 underserved female characters, but at least the plot was about the goal they shared more than just themselves, so the film sort of worked anyway. It was boring, but at least it made some kind of sense.

      On Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 10:43 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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      • Yes, the same with Saaho. Nobody came to see Shraddha, it was Prabhas’s movie, but in Kalank Alia was the most important character and the heart of the movie and she was despicable.

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        • It could have been such an interesting character too! A young bride torn between her older husband and the forbidden young man she meets on the street.

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    • He is just SO irritating. Although he might lose this poll, since Alia in Kalank can give him a run for his money.

      On Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 1:01 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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    • And he didn’t used to be like that! He had 15 years of being a good supportive leading man with wonderful roles for his heroines, and then just in the past 5 years BLECH. Oh well, maybe he will swing back again to Yeh Dillagi-Tashan-Aitraaz Akshay.

      On Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 2:17 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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    • For example, Alia is NOT a classical dancer. Why oh why make her dance in front of Madhuri and talk on and on about the dance sequence?! This to me, was the classic example of Karan having blinders, since he clearly chose all the actors for this movie.

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      • And she just didn’t fit as the spoiled rich girl type! When Alia plays poor, she comes off as this brave rebel type (Gully Boy, Udta Punjab, and so on), but when she plays rich she just comes off as spoiled. She would have been better in Varun’s role.

        oh OH!!!!! What if we flipped all the genders? Sonakshi is Madhuri’s daughter, Sanjay is a blacksmith and was Madhuri’s lover and rejected their daughter Alia who has grown up angry at her parents and the world, ARK is dying of cancer so he goes to his home village and brings Varun to be Sonakshi’s second husband. Alia sets out to seduce Varun in revenge but then falls in love.

        On Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 3:11 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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        • YES!!!!!! That would be amazing! Although, I am not sure how Varun and Sonakshi would pair on screen. I just cannot imagine them having any chemistry. I like them both separately but Sonakshi just seems to self-assured and mature for Varun on screen. Maybe in an October type film, I could see it, but not Kalank.

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          • Well, that would fix another problem with Kalank, that the “forced marriage” couple ended up having as much or more chemistry than the “forbidden love” couple.

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  2. Nobody can win with Alia in Kalank but I willto add Sonakshi in Khandaani Shafakhana to the list anyway. Her character could be so much better.

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    • And once again, she’s technically the lead character! What excuse can their possibly be for underserving her like that?

      On Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 9:44 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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