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

The Favourite Portrays Delightfully Despicable Women And Their Power Equations

The Favourite Portrays Delightfully Despicable Women And Their Power Equations

In The Favourite directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, each of the main women is complex: power-hungry, manipulative, self-serving, and at each other’s mercy.
What 'Gully Boy' Got Right

What ‘Gully Boy’ Got Right

Gully Boy is a story of dreams, of falling down and getting up, of following your passion so it heals all of your pain caused by mistakes being made, by wanting to break free and through it all, it is a treat.
Period. End Of Sentence. Wins An Oscar For Its Sensitive Portrayal Of Menstrual Stigma In India

Period. End Of Sentence. Wins An Oscar For Its Sensitive Portrayal Of Menstrual Stigma...

The way local women channel anger at menstrual taboos into their work — making sanitary pads to improve female hygiene and earn a living — is the focus of the film 'Period. End Of Sentence.'
How Tamil Cinema Normalises And Promotes Rape Culture

How Tamil Cinema Normalises And Promotes Rape Culture

When it comes to rape, Tamil cinema cannot seem to get the message right. There are hundreds of movies where rape is reduced to just a joke.
How Qissa Portrays Patriarchy And Its Gender Dynamics

How Qissa Portrays Patriarchy And Its Gender Dynamics

Qissa draws light on Margaret Mead’s argument that it’s the child-rearing practices which try to establish certain differences between sexes.

Generation Aami Offers An Empathetic Portrayal Of Mental Illness

Generation Aami encourages us to reflect on several taken-for-granted social issues which we may encounter at some point in our lives. We become aware of how not to treat a person with depression.
Scratching The Surface Of The Bollywood Bechdel Test  –  The 2018 Edition

Scratching The Surface Of The Bollywood Bechdel Test  –  The 2018 Edition

What do we want? Female representation! When do we want it? Ummm, how about now? Vitamin Stree takes a look at the Bollywood Bechdel Test.
Netflix's 'The Kindergarten Teacher' Reveals The Vulnerability Of Young Artists Under The Education System

Netflix’s ‘The Kindergarten Teacher’ Reveals The Vulnerability Of Young Artists Under The Education System

In The Kindergarten Teacher, Colangelo portrays the setting of the kindergarten class as a kingdom of its own, thick with nostalgia and song and curiosity, with Lisa presented as its tender but firm nurturer.
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga: Moving Towards Positive LGBTQIA+ Representation

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga: Moving Towards Positive LGBTQIA+ Representation

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga brought with it a shimmer of hope that alternative sexualities will find acceptance, not only on the screen but also in people’s mindsets.
The Wife: Exploring Women’s Writing In A Male-Dominated Canon

The Wife: Exploring Women’s Writing In A Male-Dominated Canon

The Wife is a riveting domestic tragedy about marriage, betrayal and more importantly about the agency of female writers in a male dominated canon.

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Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

While the centre of the series remains the rich and elite class of Delhi, the focus of Made in Heaven remains to be the issues which are often swept under the carpet and closeted.
The Burning Of Holika

Reading Caste In Holi: The Burning Of Holika, A Bahujan Woman

Every Holi, we burn Holika – a Bahujan woman. Our festivals are based on Vedic & Puranic stories which suppress stories of the lower castes.
A Not-So-Patriot Act The Undue Outrage Over Hasan Minhaj’s Show

A Not-So-Patriot Act: The Unwarranted Outrage Over Hasan Minhaj’s Show

Predictably, in this hostile environment, the newest episode of Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act was met with over-the-top and ridiculous outrage, complete with nastiness online, calls to boycott Netflix, and a harsh critique of Minhaj