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

Film Review: Batla House Reiterates The Same Old Fanatic Nationalism

Film Review: Batla House Reiterates The Same Old Fanatic Nationalism

The premise of Batla House is the same as all cop films, Holly to Bollywood: how dare you question the police and its tactics of serial bullying and brutality?
Film Review: Girls Trip Rewrites Hollywood’s Portrayal Of Black Women

Film Review: Girls Trip Rewrites Hollywood’s Portrayal Of Black Women

Girls Trip (2017) does not try to be prim and proper, fitting its characters and their stories into the commonplace girl-next-door archetype. It delivers what it promises to be, just a movie about girls having a good time.
Film Review: Judgementall Hai Kya? Is As Gentle As A Hammer Blow

Film Review: Judgementall Hai Kya? Is As Gentle As A Hammer Blow

Judgementall Hai Kya dazzles in bits, it has a kind of splendour. But, by the time we get to the unraveling of the climax, it gets wearying, delivered like hammer blows to your eyes and ear drums.
In Conversation With Niharika Singh: Caste, Representation And Feminism In Bollywood

In Conversation With Niharika Singh: Caste, Representation And Feminism In Bollywood

Jyotsna Siddharth interviewed Niharika Singh for Dalit Feminism Archive to discuss issues of caste, appropriation, representation and feminism in Bollywood.
Film Review: Ankur Portrays The Intersections Of Caste, Class And Gender

Film Review: Ankur Portrays The Intersections Of Caste, Class And Gender

Shyam Benegal’s first feature film, Ankur, released in 1974 which also marked the debut of Anant Nag and Shabana Azmi disentangles the intricacies of caste, class and gender in both rural and urban settings in a really simplified yet enlightening way.
Does Simply Having Women In The Lead Mean That A Film Is Feminist?

Does Simply Having Female Protagonists Mean That A Film Is Feminist?

Films like Game Over have given rise to a new trope in Hindi cinema—the faux feminist. For example, films like Pink or Dangal may have had more on-screen time for women, but they still promote patriarchal ideals with female characters exerting little or no agency.
Film Review: Mukherjeedar Bou Evokes Conversations About Women's Sense Of Self

Film Review: Mukherjeedar Bou Evokes Conversations About Women’s Sense Of Self

Mukherjeedar Bou is about the loss of identity that women face when they marry. The change in name subsumes individual selves and is a precursor to squashed dreams and desires.

Film Review: Khamosh Pani Shows Us The Cost Of Independence

Khamosh Pani is one of the rare movies, that bluntly show us the cost of independence that women had to pay way back in 1947, remnants of which still persists.

Sita, A Changing Identity In Ritwik Ghatak’s Subarnarekha

53 years ago, Subarnarekha (1965), an Indian Bengali film and a part of Ritwik Ghatak’s trilogy including Meghe Dhaka Tara (1960) and Komal Gandhar (1961), featured the lives of Bengali refugees in the aftermath of partition of India.

(De)scribing Violence: A Critique Of Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Idea Of Love

It is unsettling to watch this interview and not feel uneasy. The way in which Sandeep Reddy talks about abusiveness by shrouding it under the blanket of ‘true love’ makes one question if love could be so unsettling and regressive.

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B. Vijayalakshmi: The Physicist Who Fought Feudalistic Academia| #IndianWomenInHistory

B. Vijayalakshmi: The Physicist Who Fought Feudalistic Academia| #IndianWomenInHistory

B. Vijayalakshmi as a scientist is known to few. Yet, she is perhaps one of the most brilliant minds to have existed in the Indian Physics community. Although her life was cut short by cancer, never once did it waver her spirit from scientific curiosity and work, of politics and social awareness.
Maternal Mortality Rate: Does India Really Care About Its Mothers?

Maternal Mortality Rate: Does India Really Care About Its mothers?

A country’s maternal mortality rate is one of the most crucial indicators of how it prioritises it’s women.
18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

Here are 18 sportswomen in India whose achievements brought glory to our nation and we need to pay more attention to.