Cinema

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

My Lipstick Waale Thoughts on 'Lipstick Under My Burkha'

My Lipstick Waale Thoughts on ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’

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Lipstick Under My Burkha is not just the story of these four characters. It is the story of my friends and my desires as Indian women.
Malayalam Actor Dileep Promotes Rape Culture Both On Screen And Off It

Arrested For Assault, Malayalam Actor Dileep’s Films Reek Of Sexism

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Malayalam actor Dileep has been arrested for the abduction & assault of an actress. His films aren't exempt from the stench of sexism either.
Muslim Women In Popular Cinema: A Series Of Flat Characters

Muslim Women In Popular Cinema: A Series Of Flat Characters

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The representation of Muslim women in Indian cinema has been meagre. There are hardly any films solely dedicated to them. In films where they can be found, their roles are often diminished or stereotypical.
On The Big Sick: Desi Families, Dysfunctionality And Defection

On The Big Sick: Desi Families, Dysfunctionality And Defection

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Desi families are not the only ones who deny their children the autonomy of choosing a partner, it is a global phenomenon.

Rituparno Ghosh: Making Us Comfortable With The Uncomfortable

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By portraying the things, whose presence we refuse to acknowledge in society, Rituparno Ghosh was unabashed about his opinions and his cinematic vision.
New Marathi Cinema Can Afford Modern Heroines, But Not Feminist Ones

New Marathi Cinema Can Afford Modern Heroines, But Not Feminist Ones

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Marathi cinema presently shows modern heroines with empowered ideals, but they somehow fail to break free from patriarchal shackles and understand the oppression of societal norms that they have internalised.
Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman And The Refreshing Absence Of The Male Gaze

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Wonder Woman is perhaps the most relatable big screen superherione I’ve come across, off-setting years of unidimensional female leads.
A Feminist Reading Of A Death In The Gunj: A Tale Of Toxic Masculinity

A Feminist Reading Of A Death In The Gunj: A Tale Of Toxic Masculinity

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A Death In The Gunj, a film by a female director talking about loss and the clutches of masculinity in its most brutal and manipulative form.
Loev: The Indie Gay Romance Film That Everyone's Talking About

Loev: The Indie Gay Romance Film That Everyone’s Talking About

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Loev is not a political film – it is simply a love story about an unusual love. But the act of making this film was a political one.
A Feminist Reading Of Wonder Woman

A Feminist Reading Of Wonder Woman

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Wonder Woman, the first superhero film with a female protagonist, was hyped to be a promising film, however, it couldn’t completely fulfil.

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Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

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When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.
Conversations With A Therapist On Mental Health During Lockdown

Conversations With A Therapist On Mental Health During Lockdown

While it seems like this lockdown seems to have offered us time, we perhaps need restructure our perspective; and try to look at the bigger picture.
Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.