Friday, January 24, 2020

Cinema

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

Rangoon Poster

Jaanbaaz Julia Is All Sass, No Substance: A Feminist Reading Of Rangoon

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Rangoon allows no room for struggle, no room for complication, and no possibility of real character for Julia. She is all sass, no substance.
Lipstick Under My Burkha Movie Still

The Hypocrisy Of Censorship: Lipstick Under My Burkha Vs Films By CBFC’s Nihalani

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Lipstick Under My Burkha was banned for being displaying lady-oriented fantasies. Now is a good time to revisit the CBFC Chairman's films of yore.
Bollywood movie posters reflect the changing ways we've viewed women - damsels in distress, sexualized bodies, and recently, feminist icons.

The Evolution Of Bollywood Movie Posters And What They Tell Us About The Society...

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Bollywood movie posters reflect the changing ways we've viewed women - damsels in distress, sexualized bodies, and recently, feminist icons.
A Feminist Reading Of Dangal

A Feminist Reading Of Dangal

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In Dangal, nationalism takes over feminism and women's agency gets lost in the name of "women's empowerment".
A Feminist Reading Of Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh

A Feminist Reading Of Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh

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Kahaani 2 is a gut-wrenching portrayal of an issue we still aren’t comfortable to talk about. For once, the issue of child sexual abuse isn’t treated as just one of the many things, rather, it is the central premise of the movie through which a lot of other things are scrutinised.
A Feminist Reading Of Dear Zindagi

A Feminist Reading Of Dear Zindagi

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Dear Zindagi is a film of our times about Kaira (Alia Bhatt) leading a life on her own terms and trying to cope with the difficulties that arise due to not conforming to a more traditional gender role, including working a fixed-salaried job, getting married, not expressing opinions before elders and being with a single partner for life.
Image-Based Sexual Abuse, Or Revenge Porn As Depicted In Films

Image-Based Sexual Abuse, Or Revenge Porn As Depicted In Films

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Image-based sexual abuse, or revenge porn is not just a remote possibility now; reports of it are emerging from across India.

A Feminist Reading Of Sita Sings The Blues

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Nina Paley created the unapologetically quirky, irreverent, and unconventionally animated film Sita Sings the Blues after her own divorce from her husband. She saw in the tale of Ramayana, which the film juxtaposes with the story of Nina’s own divorce, “the greatest break-up story ever told.”
The poster for Ae Dil hai Mushkil, with Anushka Sharma and Ranbir kapoor on the left side of the picture and Ranbir Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai on the right side. The words Ae Dil Hai mushkil: Male Entitlement is written on the poster

A Feminist Reading Of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil: To Watch Or Not To Watch

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Karan Johar shows that indeed ladka and ladki can be friends, as long as ladki is in mortal danger, ladka has been refused enough times, he understands no means no, and doesn’t have to deal with rejection longer than a few months at a time.
hindi film music

Where is the Woman’s Voice? Sexism in Hindi Film Music

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Hindi film music is inextricably linked to our everyday lives. We’ve grown up listening to songs as our anthems, lip synced to lyrics when we were alone, danced to them in front of our mirrors, and silently hoping our real lives would be as musical and fantastical as the movies made them out to be.

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Crime Patrol

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.
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.
Mind Your Slogans: Casteist And Sexist Slogans Must Be Condemned

Mind Your Slogans: Casteist And Sexist Slogans Must Be Condemned

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A feminist intervention (no matter how much you may disdain because nation comes first), refuses to sabotage the movement with sexist and casteist slurs to be thrown in the face of power.