It’s A Man’s World deals with an extra sensitive issue of the society. Flesh trade has not only deepened its roots within the society, but has also created fear within everyone’s mind of might getting caught into it any fine day.
But what sells on the screen? It is sex, spice and scandals indeed. But one needs skills to describe them all without crossing the demarcation line, and to portray them in a creative manner. And what happens when you make a movie which is based on a sensitive topic like male prostitution? The new age filmmakers are taking up some sensitive issues of the society, not for making money, but for putting the topic effectively in front of the young generation as well as different sections of the society.
It’s A Man’s World is what based on the issue of male prostitution, where the males have to indulge in sex trade because of their personal issues. It exposes the stark reality of the flesh trade. The movie talks about the male prostitutes who get into gay bars and have to lead a miserable life. Some of the scenes of the movie are real life incidents. It has gang rapes, male to male molestation- which is common at such places, and a sensuous dance number.
A rape scene in the movie is the highlight, as the actor was not aware of the minute details. It has been shot like a real rape scene. “All I can say at this juncture is that the scene has been aesthetically shot. We are not aiming at voyeurism,” says model-turned-actor Mohsin Akhtar who features in the movie with his gang of boys.
It’s A Man’s World is produced by Vijay Pereira and directed by Saurabh Sengupta. It seems that Vijay Pereira is in a perturbed state as if he needs to chop down the scenes that are obscene. Madhur Bhandarkar also had to cut down some scenes from his recent movie Jail. “It’s a Man’s World has been shot in a stylized way.
Having come from an ad film maker background, I have given precedence to creativity and not titillation. Moreover the approach to the entire burning topic of male prostitution is distinguishably different,” says Vijay. “Our film will not only shock the audiences but also be a hot topic for discussion. All I can say is to wait and watch,” adds Vijay. It is scheduled for release in February 2010.