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

Manoranjan Film Review: An Attempt To Break Stereotypes Around Sex Work

Manoranjan Film Review: An Attempt To Break Stereotypes Around Sex Work

Manoranjan, directed by Shammi Kapoor with a star cast of Sanjeev Kumar and Zeenat Aman, is funny, charming, and sweet - not to mention bold and convention-smashing film.
6 Bollywood Films That Mention Abortion, But It’s Not What You Think

6 Bollywood Films That Mention Abortion, But It’s Not What You Think

While, according to WHO, the death toll from unsafe abortions keeps rising to contribute almost 8% of maternal deaths, our films are not really helping the discourse about pro-choice abortion either.
Love, Simon Indefinitely Pushed Back For India Release | Feminism In India

Love, Simon Indefinitely Pushed Back For India Release

Love, Simon is a teen rom-com set in an American high school where the protagonist is a teen gay boy called Simon and how his last year in high school changed his and his friends lives forever.
Veere Di Wedding Has A Problem – Its Bro Culture | Feminism In India

Veere Di Wedding Has A Problem – Its Bro Culture

Veere Di Wedding is feminist to the extent the market will allow it to be. It is not a radical overturning of gender roles and expectations in Hindi cinema.
Ramante Edanthottam

Ramante Edanthottam: The Faulty Assumption That Housewives Are Silly

The Malayalam film Ramante Edanthottam is a narrative of a middle-class family in Kerala, of the brittle marriage of Elvis and Malini and the complexities of marital life.
Ajji Film Review: The Retelling Of Red Riding Hood We Never Expected

Ajji Film Review: The Retelling Of Red Riding Hood We Never Expected

The film Ajji does a provocative, un-ignorable job of capturing the psychic reality that informs the fears and desires of far too many girls and women in contemporary Indian society.
Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2 Tries To Be Woke But Fails Women. Again.

There is a good amount of representation of ethnicities and differently abled people in Deadpool 2, but visibly not enough women.
toxic masculinity

Bollywood’s Tryst With Toxic Masculinity

How many more Rahuls and Chulbul Pandeys do we need to figure out the culture of toxic masculinity they are contributing to?
raazi

Raazi Takes An Unprecedented Direction In Its Portrayal Of A Woman

Raazi is the story of Sehmat Khan, a Kashmiri Muslim spy who was wed into a family of high-ranking Pakistani army officials. This was upon her father’s insistence, in order to gain critical information before the 1971 Indo-Pakistan War.
Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War – Lousy Gender Report Card & Hope For The Future

A decade full of storytelling built the momentum for Avengers: Infinity War, giving us a movie that’s unparalleled in many ways.

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5 Indian Women Historians You Need To Know About | Feminism In India

5 Indian Women Historians You Need To Know About

It’s important to learn about women historians who have increasingly influenced our understanding of the world and its history.
6 Bollywood Characters You Didn’t Know Were Feminist | Feminism In India

6 Bollywood Characters You Didn’t Know Were Feminist

Can on-screen feminism go beyond the abla naari turned Kali maa? Let’s meet some subtler Bollywood characters who were feminists.
How Biological Determinism Perpetuated Sexism Through Science

How Biological Determinism Perpetuates Sexism Using ‘Science’

Biological determinism, by definition, refers to the ''idea that all human behaviour is innate, determined by genes, brain size, or other