Cinema

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

(Mis)Representation Of Hijras In Popular Media

(Mis)Representation Of Hijras In Popular Media

Instead of showing hijras as characters that carry a story forward, they are mere tools as a butt of all jokes.
Tweetchat: How Does Popular Media Represent Gender-based Violence?

Tweetchat: How Does Popular Media Represent Gender-based Violence?

From books to music, cinema to advertisements, comedy to games, television series to comics, how does popular media represent women and gender-based violence.
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.

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Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

More than half the Tamil movies I watched had extremely light-skinned women from the North playing the roles of 'typical' Tamil women.
How Tamil Cinema Normalises And Promotes Rape Culture

How Tamil Cinema Normalises And Promotes Rape Culture

When it comes to rape, Tamil cinema cannot seem to get the message right. There are hundreds of movies where rape is reduced to just a joke.
How I Learnt To Not Be Flattered By Objectification

How I Learnt To Not Be Flattered By Objectification

I began to wonder whether Bollywood had gotten it all wrong – was objectification really a compliment? Weren’t there more respectful ways to appreciate someone’s appearance?