Cinema

Cinema

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

Mahanagar: A Sketch Of The Middle Class Morality Of The '60s

A Feminist Reading Of Mahanagar – Satyajit Ray’s Sketch Of Middle Class Morality

Mahanagar, a film by Satyajit Ray exhibits the middle class morality of the '60s and shows how development enforces change in gender roles.
Ghare-Baire: Bimala's Transgression Of Boundaries Between The Home And The World

Ghare-Baire: Bimala’s Transgression Of Boundaries Between The Home And The World

Ghare-Baire, set in the nationalist movement, surrounds Bimala and how she transgresses from the inner courtyard of the home out to the world.
Baahubali 2

A Feminist Reading Of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

Baahubali 2 shows radical women of a certain time period and the price they were made to pay for hurting the masculine ego.
Begum Jaan Review

Both Rajkahini And Begum Jaan Tell Us That Women’s Honour Is More Important Than...

Begum Jaan reinstates the fact that women are objects of desire and also commodities which can be utilised in accordance to the kind of need that arises, whether it's for entertainment, or sexual desire, or for independence and nationalistic honour.
स्त्री के मायनों की एक तलाश बेगम जान

स्त्री के मायनों की एक तलाश ‘बेगम जान’

बेगम जान राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार विजेता निर्देशक श्रीजीत मुखर्जी की बांग्ला फिल्म 'राजकहिनी' का हिंदी रीमेक है। आज़ादी से पहले की यह एक ऐसी कहानी है जो आज तक अनकही थी|
Female Directors in South Asia

These Are 10 Of The Most Interesting Female Directors In South Asia Right Now!

With every international film festival held, the question gets more pressing. Where are the female directors?
Anaarkali Of Aarah

A Feminist Reading Of Anaarkali Of Aarah – A Celebration Of Feminine Agency

Anaarkali Of Aarah is a triumphant assertion of female agency and sexuality. However, we need more diversity in the portrayal of Muslim women.
फीयरलेस नादिया: बॉलीवुड की पहली स्टंट वुमन

फीयरलेस नादिया: बॉलीवुड की पहली स्टंट वुमन

भारतीय सिनेमा में इस नए चलन की नींव साल 1930 में आस्ट्रेलिया मूल की भारतीय मैरी एन इवांस ने रखी, जो आगे चल कर ‘फीयरलेस नादिया’ के नाम से जानी गर्इं। यह थीं - भारत की पहली महिला स्टंटवूमन।
Silk Smitha

Silk Smitha: South India’s Ill-Fated Superstar | #IndianWomenInHistory

Silk Smitha's comfort in her own body and with her sexuality were a revolt against the sexist film industry that only saw women as objects.
Stills from Holi songs

The Holi Grail – It’s Time To Stop Playing Holi Songs That Normalize Harassment

Holi songs reflect a disturbing rape culture where men are portrayed as deriving pleasure from harassment and women from being harassed.

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The Phenomenon That Is Maya Sarabhai

Maya Sarabhai, keeps ridiculing the middle class and it's habits, yet her insults still keep us laughing to the core, ever wondered why?
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