Cinema

Cinema

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

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.
Fatma Begum

Fatma Begum: India’s First Female Director | #IndianWomenInHistory

Fatma Begum broke into the heavily male-dominated film industry as a actress, director, scriptwriter and producer, in the early 20th century.
Still From Sita's Family

Sita’s Family: A Documentary On Public And Private Struggles For Independence

Sita's Family is a documentary of a daughter diving into the past of her mother Sita who was an activist in the struggle against colonialism.
Prithviraj

On Prithviraj’s Statement And The Long History Of Misogyny in Malayalam Cinema

Actor Prithviraj's statement is a small step in rectifying the decades of misogyny perpetuated in Malayalam cinema.
A Feminist Reading Of Kaabil

A Feminist Reading Of Kaabil

Overall, Kaabil had a crumbling plotline, held together by a good cinematography and brilliant acting. But it reinforced what it was trying to disprove; the belief that the visually impaired are weak.
A Feminist Reading Of Hidden Figures

A Feminist Reading Of Hidden Figures

The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program.

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Man Stabs Woman In Broad Daylight, But We Are Still Looking For Excuses To...

A man stabs a woman, but the media and the police is more interested in casting aspersions about her character and employment status.
Shah Bano Case

32 Years On: Revisiting The Shah Bano Judgement

32 years after the Shah Bano judgment was delivered, the triple talaq problem remains as contentious as ever. Revisiting the landmark case.
Cartoon by Mario Miranda

The Cartoons Of Mario Miranda And The Art of Sexist Nostalgia

Mario Miranda's depiction of female characters, however, seemed to be hand in glove with staple Whatsapp forwards I come across regularly on family groups – portraying women as looks obsessed, poking fun at women whose bodies do not conform to beauty norms, and reproducing the stereotype of the bullying, money-burning, suspicious wife and the harassed, hard working husband.