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

A Feminist Reading Of Dangal

A Feminist Reading Of Dangal

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

Padmavati: Attempts to Control A (Fake) Historical Woman

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

Movie Review: ‘Shubh Mangal Savdhan’ – A Much Needed Conversation On “Gent’s Problem”

Shubh Mangal Savdhan gets many things right on feminism, patriarchy and masculinity – from acid attacks to erectile dysfunction to superstitions about marriage.
women cinematographers

7 Indian Women Cinematographers We Should Know About

Shifting from the assumption that it's always men who are storytellers, here’s a list of some Indian women cinematographers and their works.
A Feminist Reading Of 'Pink'

A Feminist Reading Of ‘Pink’

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

A Feminist Reading Of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

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

Padmaavat Is A Horrifying Film And It Should Never Have Been Made

In these times of strife, intolerance and extremism, in the name of religion and caste, I wish Padmaavat had never been made.
Female Directors in South Asia

These Are 10 Of The Most Interesting Female Directors In South Asia Right Now!

With every international film festival held, the question gets more pressing. Where are the female directors?
The poster for Ae Dil hai Mushkil, with Anushka Sharma and Ranbir kapoor on the left side of the picture and Ranbir Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai on the right side. The words Ae Dil Hai mushkil: Male Entitlement is written on the poster

A Feminist Reading Of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil: To Watch Or Not To Watch

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

Silk Smitha: South India’s Ill-Fated Superstar | #IndianWomenInHistory

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.

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10 Feminist Songs To Listen To When The Patriarchy Has Got You Down

Gather round, feminists! It's exhausting work raging against The Man, so how about you play these feminist songs for a musical pick-me-up?
Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

There are several competent queer writers and it’s only logical that The Hindu invite and give a platform to them, instead of letting more straight people teach me how to be queer.
How Gillette Made Me Revisit The Toxic Masculinity In My Past

How Gillette Made Me Revisit The Toxic Masculinity In My Past

The content of the Gillette ad hit closer to home than I was comfortable with. My imagination drew parallels between the video and my own life, and I felt repressed old memories stirring in the darkness of my mind.