Instead of critiquing the pervasiveness of such regressive attitudes, Ujda Chaman participates in it, becoming the very thing it set out to question.
Posted by Paramita Baishya Saand Ki Aankh begins with glimpses of a toxic patriarchal setup and shows its manifestation...
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.
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.
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.
Love Action Drama is seemingly a direct attack on feminism, aligning with narrative that feminists are hypocrites and take everything lying.
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.
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.
The Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) is ready to launch its film society, named after Malayalam actress P K Rosy.
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?