Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Cinema

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

The ‘Female Gaze’ In Satyajit Ray’s Charulata (1964)

The ‘Female Gaze’ In Satyajit Ray’s Charulata (1964)

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Through Charulata, Ray's filmmaking shows that the 'female' gaze is not about the reversal of the 'male gaze' or everyday stereotypes about women or having female film-makers, but about a truthful reflection of how a woman in whatever context sees the world around her.
Tamil Cinema And Its Misogyny To Promote The Vain Macho-Hero Image

Tamil Cinema And Its Misogyny Endorsing The Vain Macho-Hero Image

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As much as I love to watch these movies with the same enthusiasm as any Tamil cinema fan, I always feel let down when our heroes make unforgivable misogynistic statements to reinforce their vain macho image.
Brittany Runs A Marathon Tries To Talk About Fatphobia, But Fails

‘Brittany Runs A Marathon’ Tries To Talk About Fatphobia, But Fails

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While 'Brittany Runs a Marathon' is a sincere attempt to tackle diet culture and fatphobia, it panders to the fat to fit inspiration culture that it wants to destroy.

How Does Aval Appadithan Understand Women’s Liberation?

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Released in 1978, Aval Appadithan is a vocal social commentary on women’s liberation and values within Tamil society.
Adalat O Ekti Meye Opts To Not Have A "Male Saviour" For A Rape Victim

Adalat O Ekti Meye Opts To Not Have A “Male Saviour” For A Rape...

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Directed by veteran film director Tapan Sinha, Adalat O Ekti Meye, which released in the early 80’s spoke of rape and its aftermath on the life of a young female school teacher.
4 South Indian Movies That Start A Conversation About Caste

4 South Indian Movies That Start A Conversation About Caste

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Movies have always helped start a complex conversation on issues like caste,and made its complexities slightly easier to believe and swallow.
How Have Women Been Portrayed In Telugu Cinema

How Have Women Been Portrayed In Telugu Cinema

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To everyone who knows Telugu cinema only from Set Max dubbed movies, these movies will offer a more wholesome introduction to patriarchy, sexism and the resistance.
Asha Jaoar Majhe Captures The ‘Labour Of Love’ In The Time Of Capitalism

Asha Jaoar Majhe Captures The ‘Labour Of Love’ In The Time Of Capitalism

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Though Asha Jaoar Majhe showcases an egalitarian scenario where house work is shared by both the partners in the relationship equally. But it is also important to point out how the film subtly depicts the gendered division of working hours
Fishing For The Hidden Feminist Agency In Kumbalangi Nights

Fishing For The Hidden Feminist Agency In Kumbalangi Nights

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The women in Kumabalangi Nights are essential to the script, taking the story forward and ushering in the climax. And yet, we come to know them only through the narrative arcs of the male protagonists.
Pati Patni Aur Woh: Bollywood Should Stop Making Rape Jokes Already

Pati Patni Aur Woh: Bollywood Should Stop Making Rape Jokes Already

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The trailer of the Pati Patni Aur Woh normalizes and trivializes marital rape, giving it an unjustified legitimacy through a deeply problematic dialogue.

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These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

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On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
VIVA! India’s First Pop Stars And The Forgotten Feminist Voices

VIVA! India’s First Pop Stars And The Forgotten Feminist Voices

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Seema Ramchandani, Pratichee Mohapatra, Neha Bhasin, and Anushka Manchanda formed VIVA after winning the contest launched by Channel V.
surayya tyabji woman who designed indian flag

Surayya Tyabji: The Woman Who Designed Our National Flag | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Despite the design of the national flag being popularly credited to Pingali Venkayyah, Surayya Tyabji was the one who came up the final design.