Cinema

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

Soni: An Understated Window Into The Lives Of Policewomen | #UnstereotypeCinema

Soni: An Understated Window Into The Lives Of Policewomen | #UnstereotypeCinema

The emotional core of 'Soni' is about the struggle of being a woman with some amount of power in a world rife with misogyny.
Hamid: Conversations With Allah In Kashmir | #UnstereotypeCinema

Hamid: Conversations With Allah In Kashmir | #UnstereotypeCinema

After being separated from his father, Hamid, a resilient and resourceful boy, figures out Allah’s phone number, and starts having conversations with him.
In 'Champions', Disability And Sportsmanship Go Hand In Hand

In ‘Champions’, Disability And Sportsmanship Go Hand In Hand

The storyline is predictable and the humour is on many occasions, infantile. Nevertheless, 'Champions' is compelling, and contains powerful portrayals of persistent discrimination.
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A Manel Met The PM To Discuss Bollywood’s Problems Because Representation, What’s That?

Manels are a result of centuries of patriarchy attempting to force women away from the public life by declaring them capable of only domestic conversations.
The Handmaiden: A Refreshing Take On Sexuality And Abuse

The Handmaiden: A Refreshing Take On Sexuality And Abuse

From the intricate tea ceremonies conducted only by women to their manner of speaking, The Handmaiden has captured what it meant to be a woman in Korea during the Japanese occupation.
Imago Review: Challenging The Beauty Norms | #UnstereotypeCinema

‘Imago’ Challenges The Conventional Norms of Beauty | #UnstereotypeCinema

In her fantasies, Namrata imagines herself to be the open-haired, short-sleeve outfit wearing girl walking towards the man who considers her beautiful just the way she is.
Check Out These 8 Gender Sensitive Films At MAMI Film Festival!

Check Out These 8 Gender Sensitive Films At MAMI Film Festival!

Oxfam India has instituted the ‘Oxfam Best Film on Gender Equaliity’ Award with MAMI Film Festival that focusses on films that challenge gender-based social norms.
'Badhaai Ho' Starts An Important Conversation About Old People Sex

‘Badhaai Ho’ Starts An Important Conversation About Old People Sex

'Badhaai Ho' stands to show that we must accept parents for who they are as well – people with human needs and desires.
Women And The Challenging Art of Documentary Filmmaking

Women And The Challenging Art of Documentary Filmmaking

These women have used the art of making documentary films to challenge the normalised and internalised forms of oppression.
#MeToo Exposes The Dark And Ugly Side Of Powerful Men In The Film Industry

#MeToo Exposes The Dark And Ugly Side Of Powerful Men In The Film Industry

The recent accusations against many influential, powerful men involved in the film industry reveals its toxic male-dominated work culture.

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10 Feminist Songs To Listen To When The Patriarchy Has Got You Down

Gather round, feminists! It's exhausting work raging against The Man, so how about you play these feminist songs for a musical pick-me-up?
Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

There are several competent queer writers and it’s only logical that The Hindu invite and give a platform to them, instead of letting more straight people teach me how to be queer.
How Gillette Made Me Revisit The Toxic Masculinity In My Past

How Gillette Made Me Revisit The Toxic Masculinity In My Past

The content of the Gillette ad hit closer to home than I was comfortable with. My imagination drew parallels between the video and my own life, and I felt repressed old memories stirring in the darkness of my mind.