Shubh Mangal Savdhan gets many things right on feminism, patriarchy and masculinity – from acid attacks to erectile dysfunction to superstitions about marriage.
Just like Lili from The Danish Girl, I was assigned male at birth, but now I am transitioning to live as a woman.
Toilet Ek Prem Katha had a lot of potential from the sanitation perspective, but the normalisation of stalking left a bitter after taste.
The film English Vinglish shows ample examples of emotional and psychological domestic violence, but the director is still scared from calling it feminist!
Lipstick Under My Burkha showed me things that I, a rare viewer of Hindi films, have never seen before in Indian cinema.
Lipstick Under My Burkha is not just the story of these four characters. It is the story of my friends and my desires as Indian women.
Malayalam actor Dileep has been arrested for the abduction & assault of an actress. His films aren't exempt from the stench of sexism either.
The representation of Muslim women in Indian cinema has been meagre. There are hardly any films solely dedicated to them. In films where they can be found, their roles are often diminished or stereotypical.
Desi families are not the only ones who deny their children the autonomy of choosing a partner, it is a global phenomenon.
By portraying the things, whose presence we refuse to acknowledge in society, Rituparno Ghosh was unabashed about his opinions and his cinematic vision.