Anandi Gopal is a 2019 Marathi film, that tells the tale of Anandibai Gopalrao Joshi, who was one of the first Indian female doctors in the world. The film features Lalit Prabhakar and Bhagyashree Milind in lead roles, and the latter’s character traces Anandi’s journey of highs and lows. Though she won several battles on her own, Anandi found a strong support system in her husband Gopalrao. He was strict and stern in his ways. Yet, he was with Anandi at every step of the way and fought against all odds to make her dreams come true.
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Here are 5 reasons why we all need a man like Gopalrao in our lives.
1. A progressive thinker
Anandi Gopal is a film set in the pre-Independence era which sheds light on the narrow-minded thinking that prevailed at the time. Women were seen as child bearers, whose soul purpose in life should be taking care of the house and working in the kitchen. But Gopalrao was different as he wished for his wife to pursue education and become independent. He was a progressive thinker, who set an example with his rebellious ways.
Gopalrao leaves no stone unturned, in helping Anandi pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. He helps her study and supports her with all the material that she needs. Gopalrao is also emotionally present for her, whenever she feels let down or discouraged.
3. Going against the norm
When Gopalrao is questioned for encouraging his wife to pursue education instead of taking care of household work, he stands up for her fearlessly. He tells his fellow-villagers that he can’t be as narrow-minded as them and has his own path to follow.
Though initially Gopalrao is strict towards Anandi, he eventually warms up to her as he recognizes the 20-year age gap between them and the fact that she’s just a kid. Not once does he take advantage of her innocence, and instead takes care of her like a little child.
Gopalrao sets aside his own dreams and aspirations to support Anandi. He proves to be a selfless man, who sacrifices his own comfort for his wife.
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