The makers of Ishqbaaaz have chosen a direction that does disservice to the female protagonist, the show, and everything the channel supposedly stands for.
Zakir Khan's Haq Se Single is yet another stereotypical express of gender roles as he draws thick lines between all over-emotional girls and emotionless, fierce boys.
Rituparno Ghosh set out to erase the lines of what defined ‘masculinity’ and ‘femininity’. He used cinema with its expansive outreach and potential to impact actual changes in the society.
"I was taunted for hanging out with boys and everyone made me feel miserable about the way I was", says Josh Ningthoujam.
Spreading Your Wings normalises the female body and helps young minds connect with their body without any intrusion of patriarchal notions of womanhood.
Pariyerum Perumal is a fervent portrayal of caste-ridden society in which the dominant caste groups unleash acts of victimisation, exploitation and humiliation against the Dalits.
Xavier Dias has spent most of his adult life working closely with Adivasis, helping them secure and safeguard their land, labour, and human rights, and raise their political consciousness.
While the first film didn’t hit the standards set by the Harry Potter series, it was watchable. The Crimes of Grindelwald, however, sank.
Priyadharsini is an independent filmmaker. She runs The Blue Club, an organisation committed to magnifying Dalit women’s voices and provides filmmaking mentorship.
If 'Jaoon Kahaan Bata Ae Dil' was meant to be an issue-driven film, the lack of understanding of any of the issues it attempts to portray makes it a failure.