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

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Marathi Film Nude Puts The Viewer Under Scrutiny, Not The Art

The Marathi film Nude: Chitraa traces the life of a woman who escapes an abusive marriage with her young son and ends up becoming a nude model for art students at Sir JJ School of Art in Mumbai.
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1984, When The Sun Didn’t Rise: Women Who Survived The Anti-Sikh Massacre

1984 When The Sun Didn't Rise looks at the women who survived the Anti-Sikh massacre of 1984 living in the Widows Colony of Delhi.
Film Review: Parched, Of Women Thirsting For More

Film Review: Parched, Of Women Thirsting For More

Parched is a story of four ordinary women Rani, Lajjo, Bijli and Janaki set in a patriarchal village of Rajasthan, who unapologetically talk about love, men, sex and their lives.
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The Holi Grail – It’s Time To Stop Playing Holi Songs That Normalize Harassment

Holi songs reflect a disturbing rape culture where men are portrayed as deriving pleasure from harassment and women from being harassed.
How Bollywood Horror Films Almost Always Misrepresent Their Female Protagonists

How Bollywood Horror Films Misrepresent Their Female Protagonists

It is not uncommon in Bollywood horror films to equate the act of ‘being possessed’ to the gender stereotypes about women being weaker and hence falling victims to external forces.
Ottamuri Velicham (A Light in the Room) Explores A Wife's Struggle For Liberation

Ottamuri Velicham (A Light in the Room) Explores A Wife’s Struggle For Liberation

In Ottamuri Velicham, Sudha is the object whom her husband takes out all his frustrations on – raping her, beating her up, and torturing her using new tools night after night.
We Need More Fat Heroines

Bollywood Needs More Fat Heroines Now!

After Dum Laga Ke Haisha (DLKH), I looked at Bollywood expectantly to give us more heroines with realistic bodies.
Pinjar: The ‘Other’ Side of the India-Pakistan Partition

Pinjar Review: The ‘Other’ Side of the India-Pakistan Partition

Pinjar brings out the struggles faced by women during the Partition without demonizing or valorizing either of the sides.
Veere Di Wedding Has A Problem – Its Bro Culture | Feminism In India

Veere Di Wedding Has A Problem – Its Bro Culture

Veere Di Wedding is feminist to the extent the market will allow it to be. It is not a radical overturning of gender roles and expectations in Hindi cinema.
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A Feminist Reading Of Udta Punjab

Choppy, murky, untethered and raw- that's precisely what the narrative of Udta Punjab boils down to.

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Priyanka Chopra And The Problems With Gaslighting Women

Gaslighting: Priyanka Chopra And Her Not So Good Will

While the words and language used may vary, the goal of gaslighting is to undermine the target by portraying her as unreasonable, unreliable and inherently defective in mind as well as character/morality.
In Conversation With Smriti Bhoker— Women's World Of Urdu Writing

In Conversation With Smriti Bhoker— Women’s World Of Urdu Writing

Smriti Bhoker is an Urdu poet who is currently pursuing a masters degree in sociology from Delhi. Urdu, as Smriti herself calls, is a "dying language".
5 Ismat Chughtai Stories That Highlight Women’s Issues Pertinent Today

5 Ismat Chughtai Stories That Highlight Women’s Issues Pertinent Today

Stories by Ismat Chughtai continue to unsettle readers for portraying what is still considered to be tabooed and obscene to civil society.