Home Culture Cinema

Cinema

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

The Favourite Portrays Delightfully Despicable Women And Their Power Equations

The Favourite Portrays Delightfully Despicable Women And Their Power Equations

In The Favourite directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, each of the main women is complex: power-hungry, manipulative, self-serving, and at each other’s mercy.
What 'Gully Boy' Got Right

What ‘Gully Boy’ Got Right

Gully Boy is a story of dreams, of falling down and getting up, of following your passion so it heals all of your pain caused by mistakes being made, by wanting to break free and through it all, it is a treat.
Period. End Of Sentence. Wins An Oscar For Its Sensitive Portrayal Of Menstrual Stigma In India

Period. End Of Sentence. Wins An Oscar For Its Sensitive Portrayal Of Menstrual Stigma...

The way local women channel anger at menstrual taboos into their work — making sanitary pads to improve female hygiene and earn a living — is the focus of the film 'Period. End Of Sentence.'
How Tamil Cinema Normalises And Promotes Rape Culture

How Tamil Cinema Normalises And Promotes Rape Culture

When it comes to rape, Tamil cinema cannot seem to get the message right. There are hundreds of movies where rape is reduced to just a joke.
How Qissa Portrays Patriarchy And Its Gender Dynamics

How Qissa Portrays Patriarchy And Its Gender Dynamics

Qissa draws light on Margaret Mead’s argument that it’s the child-rearing practices which try to establish certain differences between sexes.

Generation Aami Offers An Empathetic Portrayal Of Mental Illness

Generation Aami encourages us to reflect on several taken-for-granted social issues which we may encounter at some point in our lives. We become aware of how not to treat a person with depression.
Scratching The Surface Of The Bollywood Bechdel Test  –  The 2018 Edition

Scratching The Surface Of The Bollywood Bechdel Test  –  The 2018 Edition

What do we want? Female representation! When do we want it? Ummm, how about now? Vitamin Stree takes a look at the Bollywood Bechdel Test.
Netflix's 'The Kindergarten Teacher' Reveals The Vulnerability Of Young Artists Under The Education System

Netflix’s ‘The Kindergarten Teacher’ Reveals The Vulnerability Of Young Artists Under The Education System

In The Kindergarten Teacher, Colangelo portrays the setting of the kindergarten class as a kingdom of its own, thick with nostalgia and song and curiosity, with Lisa presented as its tender but firm nurturer.
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga: Moving Towards Positive LGBTQIA+ Representation

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga: Moving Towards Positive LGBTQIA+ Representation

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga brought with it a shimmer of hope that alternative sexualities will find acceptance, not only on the screen but also in people’s mindsets.
The Wife: Exploring Women’s Writing In A Male-Dominated Canon

The Wife: Exploring Women’s Writing In A Male-Dominated Canon

The Wife is a riveting domestic tragedy about marriage, betrayal and more importantly about the agency of female writers in a male dominated canon.

What's Trending On FII?

Darshan Ranganathan: Self-Made Pioneer In Organic Chemistry | #IndianWomenInHistory

Darshan Ranganathan: Self-Made Pioneer In Organic Chemistry | #IndianWomenInHistory

Darshan Ranganathan was the most distinguished organic chemist of her times in India, with multiple publications in The Journal of the American Chemical Society, Journal of Organic Chemistry and many notable others.
Ambedkar's Mahad Satyagraha

The Significance Of Mahad Satyagraha: Ambedkar’s Protest March To Claim Public Water

On 20th March 1927, Ambedkar led a procession of 2,500 “untouchables” through main streets of Mahad to drink from the public Chevdar tank.
Thoughts While Reclaiming The Ladies' Seat In Metro: Space, Accessibility, and Entitlement

Thoughts While Reclaiming The Ladies’ Seat In Metro: Space, Accessibility, and Entitlement

It doesn't matter if one is menstruating or not, that the ladies' seat is for women, and that alone is the criteria.