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

Shubh Mangal Savdhan Review

Movie Review: ‘Shubh Mangal Savdhan’ – A Much Needed Conversation On “Gent’s Problem”

Shubh Mangal Savdhan gets many things right on feminism, patriarchy and masculinity – from acid attacks to erectile dysfunction to superstitions about marriage.
Living Like The Danish Girl In Today’s India | Feminism in India

Living Like ‘The Danish Girl’ In Today’s India: A Trans Woman’s Account

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: A Well-Meaning Film Minus The Stalking

Toilet Ek Prem Katha: A Well-Meaning Film Minus The Stalking

Toilet Ek Prem Katha had a lot of potential from the sanitation perspective, but the normalisation of stalking left a bitter after taste.
Assertion And Domestic Violence In English Vinglish

Assertion And Domestic Violence In English Vinglish

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

Can We Please Have More ‘Lady-Oriented’ Films?

Lipstick Under My Burkha showed me things that I, a rare viewer of Hindi films, have never seen before in Indian cinema.
My Lipstick Waale Thoughts on 'Lipstick Under My Burkha'

My Lipstick Waale Thoughts on ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’

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 Promotes Rape Culture Both On Screen And Off It

Arrested For Assault, Malayalam Actor Dileep’s Films Reek Of Sexism

Malayalam actor Dileep has been arrested for the abduction & assault of an actress. His films aren't exempt from the stench of sexism either.
Muslim Women In Popular Cinema: A Series Of Flat Characters

Muslim Women In Popular Cinema: A Series Of Flat Characters

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.
On The Big Sick: Desi Families, Dysfunctionality And Defection

On The Big Sick: Desi Families, Dysfunctionality And Defection

Desi families are not the only ones who deny their children the autonomy of choosing a partner, it is a global phenomenon.

Rituparno Ghosh: Making Us Comfortable With The Uncomfortable

By portraying the things, whose presence we refuse to acknowledge in society, Rituparno Ghosh was unabashed about his opinions and his cinematic vision.

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The Paradox Of Hindu Goddess Worship And Feminism

The repeated use of goddess worship to symbolise an ‘Indian’ woman is problematic and brings forth several questions.
The Handmaid’s Tale Is No Dystopia | Feminism In India

The Handmaid’s Tale Is No Dystopia

The Handmaid's Tale is not Atwood’s dystopia. This was then, this is now.
Muslim Transgender

Diary Of A Muslim Transgender Girl

It is impossible to overstate what a difficult thing it is to be a transgender Muslim girl in a conservative rural village in West Bengal.