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

Cinema Of Male Apathy: Rape Scenes In Malayalam Film Through The Ages

Cinema Of Male Apathy: Rape Scenes In Malayalam Films Through The Ages

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Rather than focusing on the power play and horror of the act of rape, Malayalam films use them to titillate tantalise the male audience.
Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

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More than half the Tamil movies I watched had extremely light-skinned women from the North playing the roles of 'typical' Tamil women.
Kumbalangi Nights And The Progressive Turn In Malayalam Cinema

Kumbalangi Nights And The Progressive Turn In Malayalam Cinema

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A case in point is the recent film, Kumbalangi Nights. What, on the surface level, is a simple story using the age-old trope of women as foil for reforming men, simmers with the possibilities of a radically new imagination of the Malayali family.
A Feminist Reading Of Dangal

A Feminist Reading Of Dangal

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In Dangal, nationalism takes over feminism and women's agency gets lost in the name of "women's empowerment".
Meena Kumari

Meena Kumari: The Paradox We Never Knew | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Meena Kumari pioneered the portrayal of feminine anguish and sorrow, earning her the title of 'Tragedy Queen of Bollywood'.
A Feminist Reading Of 'Pink'

A Feminist Reading Of ‘Pink’

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Pink, however not flawless, is an important film, not only because it deals with an important issue of victim-blaming, but is also somewhere breaks conventions and reinforcements of mainstream cinema in a lot of ways.
Majili Review: An Ideal Wife Is The One Who Suffers In Silence And Submission

Majili Review: Why Is An Ideal Wife She Who Suffers In Silence And Submission?

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Majili is a recent Telugu release, directed by Shiva Nirvana that stars Samantha Akkineni, Divyansha Kaushik, and Naga Chaitanya.
Padmavati

Padmavati: Attempts to Control A (Fake) Historical Woman

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Padmavati must carry the insecurities of patriarchal and casteist fringe outfits and call it her 'honour'.

A Feminist Reading Of Sita Sings The Blues

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Nina Paley created the unapologetically quirky, irreverent, and unconventionally animated film Sita Sings the Blues after her own divorce from her husband. She saw in the tale of Ramayana, which the film juxtaposes with the story of Nina’s own divorce, “the greatest break-up story ever told.”
Baahubali 2

A Feminist Reading Of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

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Baahubali 2 shows radical women of a certain time period and the price they were made to pay for hurting the masculine ego.

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These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

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On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
VIVA! India’s First Pop Stars And The Forgotten Feminist Voices

VIVA! India’s First Pop Stars And The Forgotten Feminist Voices

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Seema Ramchandani, Pratichee Mohapatra, Neha Bhasin, and Anushka Manchanda formed VIVA after winning the contest launched by Channel V.
surayya tyabji woman who designed indian flag

Surayya Tyabji: The Woman Who Designed Our National Flag | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Despite the design of the national flag being popularly credited to Pingali Venkayyah, Surayya Tyabji was the one who came up the final design.