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

Mandi

Mandi Film Review: A Marketplace Of Empowerment

Mandi changed the way Hindi cinema looks at sex work, the lives of sex workers and how society lead to their marginalization.
Parveen Babi: The Actress Who Was Unafraid To Speak Her Mind | #IndianWomenInHistory

Parveen Babi: The Actress Who Was Unafraid To Speak Her Mind | #IndianWomenInHistory

Parveen Babi was an actress, model, and interior designer, whose life transitioned from anonymity into the limelight and back to anonymity again.
Manoranjan Film Review: An Attempt To Break Stereotypes Around Sex Work

Manoranjan Film Review: An Attempt To Break Stereotypes Around Sex Work

Manoranjan, directed by Shammi Kapoor with a star cast of Sanjeev Kumar and Zeenat Aman, is funny, charming, and sweet - not to mention bold and convention-smashing film.
A Feminist Reading Of Kaabil

A Feminist Reading Of Kaabil

Overall, Kaabil had a crumbling plotline, held together by a good cinematography and brilliant acting. But it reinforced what it was trying to disprove; the belief that the visually impaired are weak.
A Feminist Reading Of Hidden Figures

A Feminist Reading Of Hidden Figures

The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program.

10 Posters That Show How Bollywood Reinforces Gender Stereotypes

Bollywood Says is a poster series by Stree, IIT Delhi which aims to showcase how Bollywood reinforces gender stereotypes and a deep patriarchal mindset.
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.
female friendships

Our Top 5 Favourite Female Friendships In Bollywood

There are various Bollywood 'woman-centric' films, but barely any that celebrate female friendships in all their complexity.

The Bechdel Test Is Not Indicative Of Feminism

While the Bechdel Test is a very important observation, it does not serve as an indication for gender equality in cinema.
In 'Champions', Disability And Sportsmanship Go Hand In Hand

In ‘Champions’, Disability And Sportsmanship Go Hand In Hand

The storyline is predictable and the humour is on many occasions, infantile. Nevertheless, 'Champions' is compelling, and contains powerful portrayals of persistent discrimination.

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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