The film’s preoccupation with hyper machismo leaves its female characters with very little screen time. Kajol who essays the role of Tanhaji’s wife, Savitribai, has not more than five or six scenes to her credit.
Tanhaji portrays two completely different definitions of masculinity, with one being violent and monstrous (Muslim) masculinity and the other being moral and principled (Hindu) one.
Writing remains a vehicle for social change owing to the collective understanding one receives by learning about different experiences and perspectives.
Phoolan Devi fought for many things other than just rape, like land rights, but Kapur's Bandit Queen turned it into only the victimhood of rape.
Kalpana Sharma’s The Silence and The Storm is an important addition to the many voices that talk about the challenges faced by women in our country.
Ever since their inception in 1929, Oscars have known to be very racist and sexist as can be seen from their nomination patterns.
In a way, Chhapaak portrays the story of an acid attack survivor, and in other way, it shows the general picture of our society that's responsible for them.
Law was historically seen as a professional domain for men. Here's a woman's story of resistance and growth by choosing to study law.
Bollywood's ‘othering’ and bad portrayals create a sense of “we” and “they” in society resonates Islamophobia which has real consequences.
I ardently believe that times of oppression produce the best of art. A work of art, i.e., creation, in itself is an act of rebellion.