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In this section, find analysis of Indian feminist cinema, listicles and reviews of movies and films by Feminism in India.

Bandit Queen: Depiction Of Rape And The "Third World Heroic Woman"

Bandit Queen: Depicting Rape And The “Third World Heroic Woman”

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Phoolan Devi fought for many things other than just rape, like land rights, but Kapur's Bandit Queen turned it into only the victimhood of rape.
The Oscars Did It Again! It Chose To Overlook The Women Directors

The Oscars Did It Again! It Chose To Overlook The Women Directors

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Ever since their inception in 1929, Oscars have known to be very racist and sexist as can be seen from their nomination patterns.
Chhapaak Stays True To Acid Attack Survivors' Journeys

Chhapaak Stays True To Acid Attack Survivors’ Journeys

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In a way, Chhapaak portrays the story of an acid attack survivor, and in other way, it shows the general picture of our society that's responsible for them.
Is Bollywood Selling Islamophobia By Objectifying Muslim Characters?

Is Bollywood Selling Islamophobia By Objectifying Muslim Characters?

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Bollywood's ‘othering’ and bad portrayals create a sense of “we” and “they” in society resonates Islamophobia which has real consequences.
Bollywood’s Obsession With Disposable Female Characters

Bollywood’s Obsession With Disposable Female Characters

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The character sketches of the female characters who ultimately die in Ghajini, Ek Villain and Simmba, are so similar that they are interchangeable.
10 Feminist Films Of 2019 And The Hope For Better Films In 2020

10 Feminist Films Of 2019 And The Hope For Better Films In 2020

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One good thing was the number of women-centric and feminist films released this year from various regional languages and on various platforms.
Mardaani 2 Doesn't Box In Its Women With Stereotypes And Allows Them To Rage

Mardaani 2 – A Feminist Movie That Demands Accountability Of Its Viewers

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Mardaani 2 implores us to see how we, as a people, contribute to sexual violence by either actively participating in rape culture or by being mute spectators to it; it implores us to look at the women we wrong every day.
Movie Review: Fire—On Queering Love And Beyond

Film Review: Fire —On Queering Love And Beyond

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Fire revolves around the relationship between two women, namely Sita and Radha played by Nandita Das and Shabana Azmi, respectively.
Arundhati And The Fading Feminism In The Last Decade Of Telugu Cinema

Arundhati And The Fading Feminism In The Last Decade Of Telugu Cinema

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Every conversation about Telugu cinema and its representation of gender issues will make its way to the super hit 2009 fantasy-drama, Arundhati.
Women And Work In Mahanagar, Anweshichu Kandethiyilla And Umbartha

Women And Work In Regional Cinema: Mahanagar, Anweshichu Kandethiyilla And Umbartha

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The three films from three different regions of India, in three different languages provide a resilient vision of how women and work is conceptualised.

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10 Women Journalists Who Made Their Voices Heard In 2019

10 Women Journalists Who Made Their Voices Heard In 2019

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Here’s a list of 10 women journalists who have carved a major space in the journalism world in 2019 and made their voices heard.
VIVA! India’s First Pop Stars And The Forgotten Feminist Voices

VIVA! India’s First Pop Stars And The Forgotten Feminist Voices

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Seema Ramchandani, Pratichee Mohapatra, Neha Bhasin, and Anushka Manchanda formed VIVA after winning the contest launched by Channel V.
Crime Patrol

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.