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

In Conversation With Niharika Singh: Caste, Representation And Feminism In Bollywood

In Conversation With Niharika Singh: Caste, Representation And Feminism In Bollywood

Jyotsna Siddharth interviewed Niharika Singh for Dalit Feminism Archive to discuss issues of caste, appropriation, representation and feminism in Bollywood.
Film Review: Ankur Portrays The Intersections Of Caste, Class And Gender

Film Review: Ankur Portrays The Intersections Of Caste, Class And Gender

Shyam Benegal’s first feature film, Ankur, released in 1974 which also marked the debut of Anant Nag and Shabana Azmi disentangles the intricacies of caste, class and gender in both rural and urban settings in a really simplified yet enlightening way.
Does Simply Having Women In The Lead Mean That A Film Is Feminist?

Does Simply Having Female Protagonists Mean That A Film Is Feminist?

Films like Game Over have given rise to a new trope in Hindi cinema—the faux feminist. For example, films like Pink or Dangal may have had more on-screen time for women, but they still promote patriarchal ideals with female characters exerting little or no agency.
Film Review: Mukherjeedar Bou Evokes Conversations About Women's Sense Of Self

Film Review: Mukherjeedar Bou Evokes Conversations About Women’s Sense Of Self

Mukherjeedar Bou is about the loss of identity that women face when they marry. The change in name subsumes individual selves and is a precursor to squashed dreams and desires.

Film Review: Khamosh Pani Shows Us The Cost Of Independence

Khamosh Pani is one of the rare movies, that bluntly show us the cost of independence that women had to pay way back in 1947, remnants of which still persists.

Sita, A Changing Identity In Ritwik Ghatak’s Subarnarekha

53 years ago, Subarnarekha (1965), an Indian Bengali film and a part of Ritwik Ghatak’s trilogy including Meghe Dhaka Tara (1960) and Komal Gandhar (1961), featured the lives of Bengali refugees in the aftermath of partition of India.

(De)scribing Violence: A Critique Of Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Idea Of Love

It is unsettling to watch this interview and not feel uneasy. The way in which Sandeep Reddy talks about abusiveness by shrouding it under the blanket of ‘true love’ makes one question if love could be so unsettling and regressive.
Article 15: On Why Is It A Problem To Call It Just A Problematic Film

Article 15 Review: On Why Is It A Problem To Call It Just A...

The film Article 15 talks about the deep rooted issue of the caste system in India and shows its ugly but real face.
Kabir Singh: The Poster Boy For Toxic Masculinity

Kabir Singh: The Poster Boy For Toxic Masculinity

With a predictable plot, unnecessary violence, the resurgence of a broken hero and typical stalker-turned-lover relation, Kabir Singh is a painful three-hour experience for the viewer.
Oruvanukku Oruthi? Review: The Short Film That Sensitively Portrays Queer Identities

Oruvanukku Oruthi? Review: The Short Film That Sensitively Portrays Queer Identities

Focused solely on a conversation between two individuals, Oruvanukku Oruthi? takes its audience on a journey of questioning identity, sexual preferences and lifestyle choices.

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Priyanka Chopra And The Problems With Gaslighting Women

Gaslighting: Priyanka Chopra And Her Not So Good Will

While the words and language used may vary, the goal of gaslighting is to undermine the target by portraying her as unreasonable, unreliable and inherently defective in mind as well as character/morality.
My Experience On Matrimonial Sites —The Cesspits Of Humanity

My Experience On Matrimonial Sites —The Cesspits Of Humanity

Now, as I fight a daily battle in the war against arranged marriage, I have realised that my parents’ standards for a husband for me are so much worse than mine. As a method of finding a life partner, I believe matrimonial sites are the cesspit of humanity.
My Reflections On The Freedom To Travel As A Queer Couple

My Reflections On The Freedom To Travel As A Queer Couple

And as a queer couple, we were engulfed by the fear of being met with displeasure or perhaps, even violence, if we were to be seen indulging in any form of physical affection.