Cinema

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

Manikarnika Review: Saying 'Women Can Fight Like Men' Is Not Progress

Manikarnika Review: Saying Women Can ‘Fight Like Men’ Is Not Progress

The way Kangana Ranaut fights with a tiger in her introductory scene, jumps on top of horses, fights with hundreds of British soldiers with a single sword in the end and all other gravity defying stunts make Manikarnika just another one-dimensional character in an action movie, with the only difference of having a female lead.
Uri Review: An Endeavour In Igniting Over-The-Top Nationalist Passions With Tired Clichés

Uri: An Endeavour In Igniting Over-The-Top Nationalist Passions With Tired Clichés

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.
Roma: An Achingly Strong Tale of Two Women

Roma: An Achingly Strong Tale Of Two Women

Cuaron who made Roma in the reminiscences of his childhood, recreates the massacre of Corpus Christi when the military killed around 120 people during a student demonstration.

Could Aruvi Be Feminist?

Watching Aruvi for the second time was a reminder of what it could have been, yet chose not to be. Ultimately, it too succumbs to consumerism.
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.
Mumbai Pune Mumbai 3 Does A Disservice To Abortion Rights

Mumbai Pune Mumbai 3 Does A Disservice To Abortion Rights

Mumbai Pune Mumbai 3 displays a firm pro-life belief by viewing abortion as an immature, cowardly, and an immoral choice.
Crazy Rich Asians: The RomCom That Challenged White Supremacy

Crazy Rich Asians: The RomCom That Challenges White Supremacy

Movies like Crazy Rich Asians is so important as it starts a journey towards an increase in the embracement of representation.

Andhadhun: A Story Driven By A Deviant Woman

Andhadhun is a one of those Bollywood rarities which leaves you feeling uncomfortable with the suspense but fascinated with the story at the same time.
Simmba Review: Can We Stop Using Rape As A Plot Device?

Simmba Review: Can We Stop Using Rape As A Plot Device?

In their efforts to provide a great potboiler with a relevant social message, Simmba is turned into any other rape-revenge drama.
Dor: A Tale Of Women Reclaiming Autonomy

Dor: A Tale Of Women Reclaiming Autonomy

Dor at its very core is a film about two lives intertwined by a single incident, that hold these two lives at opposite ends.

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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.
Stills from Holi songs

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.
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.