Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Cinema

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

Film Review: Ujda Chaman And The Shoddy Portrayal Of Women

Film Review: Ujda Chaman And The Shoddy Portrayal Of Women

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Instead of critiquing the pervasiveness of such regressive attitudes, Ujda Chaman participates in it, becoming the very thing it set out to question.
Film Review: Saand Ki Aankh Shows Women Solidarities Across Generations

Film Review: Saand Ki Aankh Shows Women Solidarities Across Generations

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Posted by Paramita Baishya Saand Ki Aankh begins with glimpses of a toxic patriarchal setup and shows its manifestation...
Things To Keep In Mind While Writing Asexual Characters

6 Things To Keep In Mind While Writing Asexual Characters

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Popular media is having a lack of asexual characters. Usually, if there is a character, it is full of stereotypes. Asexuals are depicted as cold, mindless, killers and villains if they get any representation.
5 Sexist Songs Of Bollywood In 2019 That Need To Be Called Out

5 Sexist Songs Of Bollywood In 2019 That Need To Be Called Out

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Despite being one of the biggest industries, Bollywood has never shied from displaying its sexist assumptions and beliefs, manifesting them in the form of songs.
Kumbalangi Nights And The Progressive Turn In Malayalam Cinema

Kumbalangi Nights And The Progressive Turn In Malayalam Cinema

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A case in point is the recent film, Kumbalangi Nights. What, on the surface level, is a simple story using the age-old trope of women as foil for reforming men, simmers with the possibilities of a radically new imagination of the Malayali family.

Film Review: Love Action Drama —Misogyny Made Into A Movie

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Love Action Drama is seemingly a direct attack on feminism, aligning with narrative that feminists are hypocrites and take everything lying.
Decoding The Overt Use Of "Bharat Mata Ki Jai In “Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy” Trailer

“Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy” Trailer And The Issue With Overt Nationalism

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The trailer of "Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy", released on Wednesday, starts with Bharat Mata Ki Jai slogan and references to Bharat Mata, motherland getting repeated in the three-minute video.
Film Review: Why A Guy Being Dream Girl Isn’t A Thing of Comedy?

Film Review: Why A Guy Being A Dream Girl Isn’t A Thing Of Comedy?

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Set in a small town of Mathura, Dream Girl begins with the story of a little boy who is forced to act as Sita in the local Ramleela that happen in the town every year. Eventually, he grows up to be a man and still plays the role of Sita for the play.

P K Rosy: The Dalit Malayali Actress After Whom WCC Named Its Film Society|...

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The Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) is ready to launch its film society, named after Malayalam actress P K Rosy.
Why Do Bollywood Movies About Women Have Male Protagonists?

Why Do Bollywood Movies About Women Have Male Protagonists?

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Over the past two decades, many Bollywood films that have been hailed as women empowerment movies. But are these movies actually giving us powerful female protagonists, or just a reiteration of gender roles through male protagonists?

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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.
VIVA! India’s First Pop Stars And The Forgotten Feminist Voices

VIVA! India’s First Pop Stars And The Forgotten Feminist Voices

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Seema Ramchandani, Pratichee Mohapatra, Neha Bhasin, and Anushka Manchanda formed VIVA after winning the contest launched by Channel V.
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'.