Cinema

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

Netflix’s 'The Perfection’ Punishes Its Victims With Violence To Protect Them From It

The Perfection Punishes Its Victims With Violence To Protect Them From It

The Perfection isn’t your regular rape-revenge drama, in that it is much more disturbing and terrible than can be imagined.
Mapping Anxieties in The Lover

Mapping Anxieties In ‘The Lover’

The Lover (L'Amant) is a French drama film that engages the audience in a conversation on sexuality, race, and class in a French colony in Indochina.
Nján Sánjo Review: The Life And Thoughts Of A Trans Man

Njān Sānjo Documentary Review: The Life And Thoughts Of A Trans Man

Njān Sānjo (I’m Sānjo) documents the life of a dynamic young man named Sanjo in a transphobic suburban locality.
Guy Ritchie's Aladdin Fails To Bring Something New To The Table

Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin Fails To Bring Something New To The Table

With classics like Snow White and Sleeping Beauty being revisited and a re-imagined from a feminist perspective, or at least from a different vantage point, it is regretful that Aladdin, despite being well-meaning, remains entrapped within the shackles of its dated storyline.
Naachiyaar And What It Means For Female Representation In Tamil Cinema

Naachiyaar And What It Means For Female Representation In Tamil Cinema

In Naachiyaar, Jyothika remains the focused officer dealing with the investigations and the movie shows the broken bureaucratic tangles that entail the juvenile justice system.

Uyare Movie Review: If At Once They Clip Your Wings, Fly Again

Uyare is the story of Pallavi who gets involved in a toxic relationship, survives an acid attack and fights to get back the life that had been snatched away from her.
Teeth Review: Female Sexual Appetite And The Myth Of Vagina Dentata

Teeth Review: Female Sexual Appetite And The Myth Of Vagina Dentata

Teeth is a Hollywood film which depicts and subverts the myth of vagina dentata.
15 August Review: What Liberty, Equality, & Love Means In A Marathi Household

15 August Review: What Liberty, Equality, And Love Means In A Marathi Household

15 August is all about how liberty, love, and equality are also inclusive in a society and are not just a part of national revolutions.
Humour, Female Friends, And Diversity: Someone Great Is RomCom Done Right

Humour, Female Friends, And Diversity: ‘Someone Great’ Is RomCom Done Right

If you want a movie that honestly portrays loss, female friendships, growing up and self-love, watch Someone Great.
Father, Son and Holy War Analyses The Intricate Connection Between Patriarchy And Religion

Father, Son and Holy War Analyses The Intricate Connection Between Patriarchy And Religion

The documentary Father Son and Holy War (1994) chronicles the journey after the Babri Masjid demolition and the impact it had on citizens.

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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.