Cinema

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

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?
Stalking, Hypermasculinity & Other Problematic Elements in Indian Cinema

Stalking, Hypermasculinity & Other Problematic Elements in Indian Cinema

Stalking, victim blaming, hyper-masculinity are some annoying elements which are repeatedly used in Indian cinema as a plot. 
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Gender-Based Violence in Popular Media: Rape As A Subject Matter In Hindi Cinema

The treatment of rape in popular Hindi movies is cold at best, and sometimes bordering on the offensive.

Talvar Review: A Film That Raises Many Questions

Talvar will make you question the system even more!

Dil Dhadakne Do: A Feminist Review

The masterstroke of Dil Dhadakne Do is that despite being a subtle commentary on such a plethora of social issues, it is actually a light-hearted entertainer.

The Bechdel Test Is Not Indicative Of Feminism

While the Bechdel Test is a very important observation, it does not serve as an indication for gender equality in cinema.

Piku Review: 13 Things We Liked About Piku

Piku is a refreshing movie about a 30-something Bengali architect who balances her personal life whilst taking care of her hypochondriac father.

10 Posters That Show How Bollywood Reinforces Gender Stereotypes

Bollywood Says is a poster series by Stree, IIT Delhi which aims to showcase how Bollywood reinforces gender stereotypes and a deep patriarchal mindset.
Margarita With A Straw

Margarita With A Straw: A Movie Unafraid To Portray Disability, Sexuality And Queerness

Margarita With A Straw is a wonderful, liberating and empowering film in its portrayal of disability, sexuality and queerness.

How Does Feminism Deal With Bollywood Item Girls?

The conundrum of female sexuality on the big screen – how does feminism deal with Bollywood item girls?

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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.