The Yes No Song – Put Chutney


The Yes No Song – Put Chutney

Culture Machine’s digital channel ‘Put Chutney’ collaborated with the
stalwarts from the recently released film PINK, Taapsee Pannu and
Angad Bedi for the music video titled ‘The Yes No Song’ which
emphasises on the importance of women’s consent. Consent is one of the
most nuanced and under-discussed issues that plagues our country. Our
society has falsely romanticized the idea that you need to forcefully
pursue and stalk a woman in order to win her affection.

In ‘The Yes No Song’ Taapsee Pannu sings about the idea of consent to
the opposite sex. It is a jovial song with a powerful message set to
the tune of the popular Tamil number “Comena Come”. The video points
out that a woman’s heart is not a trophy and ‘stalking’ and
‘threatening’ are not the ways to win over her love. The song also
addresses the flip side of this issue. Taapsee urges women not to
adhere to the ‘charade of womanhood’ that has been propagated by
society. She points out that a woman need not deny her true feelings
by putting up an act of shyness that she is supposed to display before
accepting a man’s advances.