In Bollywood stories, the reward of love is given to the ones who have undertaken the transformation into conventional female characters.
There is a good amount of representation of ethnicities and differently abled people in Deadpool 2, but visibly not enough women.
Uri: The Surgical Strike is the quintessential Bollywood army-drama. It has got everything the predictable Hindi cinema army-tale has – exaggerated male heroes, good sons, women who are plot devices, tired stereotypes, and misplaced nationalist pride in war.
What are the possible reasons for our mainstream cinema to still refuse to acknowledge relationships women can have outside of their love interests or families?
Hindi film music is inextricably linked to our everyday lives. We’ve grown up listening to songs as our anthems, lip synced to lyrics when we were alone, danced to them in front of our mirrors, and silently hoping our real lives would be as musical and fantastical as the movies made them out to be.
Despite being one of the biggest industries, Bollywood has never shied from displaying its sexist assumptions and beliefs, manifesting them in the form of songs.
Bollywood has a huge role to play in sidelining sexual harassment at workplaces and trivialising the experience of the women facing it.
Talvar will make you question the system even more!
These progressive Disney princesses have moved away from avatars of old-fashioned, submissive women and are independent, strong and diverse.
Shubh Mangal Savdhan gets many things right on feminism, patriarchy and masculinity – from acid attacks to erectile dysfunction to superstitions about marriage.