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

women in sports

Watch These Bollywood Movies About Women In Sports This Weekend!

Here is a list of Bollywood movies that revolve around the male-dominated sports field with a special focus on women in sports.

Bollywood Films Through A Postcolonial Feminist Lens

Gender inequality that exists in Bollywood films impact the viewers, promoting inequality and discrimination within society.
Mandi

Mandi Film Review: A Marketplace Of Empowerment

Mandi changed the way Hindi cinema looks at sex work, the lives of sex workers and how society lead to their marginalization.
A Feminist Reading Of Thor: Ragnarok

A Feminist Reading Of Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok attempts to stand out from the rest of the films in the MCU by better representation of its female characters.
female gaze

Dear Bollywood, When Will You Cater To The Female Gaze?

Women's stories and stories by women are important. We need more female directors in Bollywood, in order to do justice to female gaze.
Mainstream Cinema’s Casteism

6 Films That Tackle Mainstream Cinema’s Casteism

Standout films that tackled mainstream cinema’s casteism : for acknowledging caste; for giving voice to the experience of those caste groups.
female friendships

Our Top 5 Favourite Female Friendships In Bollywood

There are various Bollywood 'woman-centric' films, but barely any that celebrate female friendships in all their complexity.
Charulata

A Cuckoo’s Song: Film Review Of Charulata

Satyajit Ray's Charulata is a woman who does not fear away from her feelings, who is empowering in owning her sense of self.
Aradhana

The Humiliating Model Of Motherhood In ‘Aradhana’

Aradhana is an anti-feminist movie which uses sexual passion and folly as patriarchal examples of the undoing of chaste unmarried women.
Newton

Newton Movie Review: Laughter In Dark Times

Newton pushes the viewer into this space where questions regarding social change, idealism, and what it means to be human are posed.

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Padmavati

Padmavati: Attempts to Control A (Fake) Historical Woman

Padmavati must carry the insecurities of patriarchal and casteist fringe outfits and call it her 'honour'.

Rukhmabai: From Child Bride To India’s First Practising Female Doctor

Rukhmabai was the first practicing female doctor in colonial India. She is also renowned for contributing to the Age of Consent Act, 1891.
Aishwarya Rai

Why Doesn’t Aishwarya Rai Get Enough Credit For Being A Domestic Violence Survivor?

We fail to give Aishwarya Rai her rightful credit as one of the first women from Bollywood to identify and oppose violence.