Cinema

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

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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On the Mary Kom Biopic

This article goes on to explain the subtle and often hidden racist intents in mainstream Indian cinema which exoticises the Oriental.

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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.
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.
A Not-So-Patriot Act The Undue Outrage Over Hasan Minhaj’s Show

A Not-So-Patriot Act: The Unwarranted Outrage Over Hasan Minhaj’s Show

Predictably, in this hostile environment, the newest episode of Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act was met with over-the-top and ridiculous outrage, complete with nastiness online, calls to boycott Netflix, and a harsh critique of Minhaj