Cinema

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

Ma Vie En Rose Sensitively Portrays The Life Of A Young Boy Who Challenges Gender Binary

Ma Vie En Rose Sensitively Portrays The Life Of A Young Boy Who Challenges...

Ma Vie en Rose is a touching film that explores gender binaries and the autonomy to choose one's own identity outside of those stereotypes

Kanthan Highlights The Struggles In The Lives Of The Adiya Adivasis And Their Intimate...

Kanthan is a quietly powerful film, an ethical film on the ravages of deforestation and the criminal negligence of the Indian government to the needs of its indigenous people.
Majili Review: An Ideal Wife Is The One Who Suffers In Silence And Submission

Majili Review: Why Is An Ideal Wife She Who Suffers In Silence And Submission?

Majili is a recent Telugu release, directed by Shiva Nirvana that stars Samantha Akkineni, Divyansha Kaushik, and Naga Chaitanya.

Kalank Falls Flat As It Tries To Distract Its Audience With Its Extravagance

Kalank unabashedly glorifies toxic love, co-dependence in the name of marriage, and the male ego.
Dum Laga Ke Haisha: She’s Amazing Just The Weigh(t) She Is

Dum Laga Ke Haisha: She’s Amazing Just The Weigh(t) She Is

Sharat Katariya’s Dum Laga Ke Haisha has seriously raised the bar for female representation as well as for thoughtful and sensitive character developments for male leads in Bollywood films.

What It Means To Watch A Strong Woman Protagonist On Screen

The obvious lack of a strong women protagonist in most movies adds to the prevailing myth that women need protection and only men can be protectors.
Period. End Of Sentence. Is A Repackaging Of The Western Saviour Trope

Period. End Of Sentence. Is A Repackaging Of The Western Saviour Trope

Beloved by the global community at large, movies like Period. End Of Sentence. present diluted versions of complex Indian problems that confirm the western gaze of India while simultaneously reinforcing the western saviour trope.

Isn’t It Romantic Makes Us Revisit Our Traditional Notions Of Romance

Isn't It Romantic shows Natalie as everything a rom-com heroine never is – overweight, living in a small unattractive apartment, struggling on the job and definitely not being pursued by a hot hero.
LGBTQ+ Films In Bollywood That Brought A Much-needed Discussion To The Big Screen

5 LGBTQ+ Films In Bollywood That Brought A Much-needed Discussion To The Big Screen

Let’s take a glimpse into some of the best LGBTQ+ films that brought a much-needed discussion on queer rights to the big screen.
Radha Ravi's Comments Show The Misogyny Of Tamil Film Industry

Radha Ravi’s Comments Show The Misogyny Of Tamil Film Industry

The recent outrage over the sexist comments by actor Radha Ravi and the embedded patriachy within the tamil film industry.

What's Trending On FII?

Priyanka Chopra And The Problems With Gaslighting Women

Gaslighting: Priyanka Chopra And Her Not So Good Will

While the words and language used may vary, the goal of gaslighting is to undermine the target by portraying her as unreasonable, unreliable and inherently defective in mind as well as character/morality.
In Conversation With Smriti Bhoker— Women's World Of Urdu Writing

In Conversation With Smriti Bhoker— Women’s World Of Urdu Writing

Smriti Bhoker is an Urdu poet who is currently pursuing a masters degree in sociology from Delhi. Urdu, as Smriti herself calls, is a "dying language".
5 Ismat Chughtai Stories That Highlight Women’s Issues Pertinent Today

5 Ismat Chughtai Stories That Highlight Women’s Issues Pertinent Today

Stories by Ismat Chughtai continue to unsettle readers for portraying what is still considered to be tabooed and obscene to civil society.