Everything Is Fair in Dreams and Dark.
Description: In "Paap", the pious and noble female seduces the male protagonist. Both are rolling across kitchen tops, simulating the sexual act whose climax is erased by the revelation that this is in fact a dream. Thus, the shock factor is firmly put in its place, as unreal, and we can relax.The dream sequence is one technique deployed to circumvent the problem of actually depicting the sexual act.The sequence makes visible almost naked bodies for communal inspection. Within the larger narrative of the film is a double representation of feminity. Outside the dream, the woman is presented as coy, humble and naive and her clothing, hair and physical presence all work to establish her aspirations to perform the "Sita" figure. In the dream, she transforms into a vixen and is able to actualize her physical desires. The duality between positive/negative and feared/desired coexist and function interchangeably, bringing to the surface the ambivalence of the female archetype--double ideological profit.