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

Gulabjaam

Gulabjaam And The Sweet Pleasure Of Not Being In Love

With Gulabjaam we get to see a relationship that is like a traditional Marathi meal: hearty and delicious, but never excessive and needless.
female gaze

Dear Bollywood, When Will You Cater To The Female Gaze?

Women's stories and stories by women are important. We need more female directors in Bollywood, in order to do justice to female gaze.
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'.
Flying from Dusk to Dawn: How Rituparno Ghosh Revolutionalised The Portrayal Of The 'Third Gender'

Flying From Dusk to Dawn: How Rituparno Ghosh Revolutionalised The Portrayal Of The ‘Third...

Rituparno Ghosh set out to erase the lines of what defined ‘masculinity’ and ‘femininity’. He used cinema with its expansive outreach and potential to impact actual changes in the society.
Representation Of Lesbian, Bisexual And Trans Women In Popular Media

Representation Of Lesbian, Bisexual And Trans Women In Popular Media

How does popular media like cinema, advertisements represent lesbian, bisexual and trans women in India?
women in sports

Watch These Bollywood Movies About Women In Sports This Weekend!

Here is a list of Bollywood movies that revolve around the male-dominated sports field with a special focus on women in sports.
Magalir Mattum, an all-female starrer, is the first Tamil movie to deal with the sensitive issue of sexual harassment at workplace.

Magalir Mattum (1994) Continues To Get The Feminist Approval All The Way In 2018

Magalir Mattum, an all-female starrer, is the first Tamil movie to deal with the sensitive issue of sexual harassment at workplace.
Hamid: Conversations With Allah In Kashmir | #UnstereotypeCinema

Hamid: Conversations With Allah In Kashmir | #UnstereotypeCinema

After being separated from his father, Hamid, a resilient and resourceful boy, figures out Allah’s phone number, and starts having conversations with him.

Female Actors and Hindi Cinema: Whose Voice Is It, Anyway?

Hindi cinema is making fast strides towards progress by starting to give females more screen space and more nuanced characters. It should keep up with itself by giving them a more decisive voice as well, sometimes quite literally so.
Will Bollywood Ever Hold Its Stars Accountable For Their Actions?

Will Bollywood Ever Hold Its Stars Accountable For Their Actions?

We now need our Bollywood men to face penalties, both social and legal, which they have easily brushed off for ages.

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feminist songs

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.