In Dangal, nationalism takes over feminism and women's agency gets lost in the name of "women's empowerment".
Padmavati must carry the insecurities of patriarchal and casteist fringe outfits and call it her 'honour'.
Shubh Mangal Savdhan gets many things right on feminism, patriarchy and masculinity – from acid attacks to erectile dysfunction to superstitions about marriage.
Shifting from the assumption that it's always men who are storytellers, here’s a list of some Indian women cinematographers and their works.
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.
Baahubali 2 shows radical women of a certain time period and the price they were made to pay for hurting the masculine ego.
In these times of strife, intolerance and extremism, in the name of religion and caste, I wish Padmaavat had never been made.
With every international film festival held, the question gets more pressing. Where are the female directors?
Karan Johar shows that indeed ladka and ladki can be friends, as long as ladki is in mortal danger, ladka has been refused enough times, he understands no means no, and doesn’t have to deal with rejection longer than a few months at a time.
Silk Smitha's comfort in her own body and with her sexuality were a revolt against the sexist film industry that only saw women as objects.