I’ve been watching Bollywood movies for twenty years. I have an MA in Literature and Culture from Oregon State University. My academic focus has been medieval English literature, which actually overlaps pretty well with masala films: big emotions, lovers trying to be together, action set pieces, people trying to find their place in a rigid society. Because I’m fascinated by the intersection of the historical and the modern, I’m particularly fond of Shakespeare adaptations and particularly bored by historical epics.

Favorite movie: Dil Bole Hadippa!

Actual favorite movie because I am trash garbage: Duplicate

Favorite jodi: Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor

Favorite item song: “Sheila ki Jawani” because I’m boring as hell

The Feminist Bollywood Item Song Playlist

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