All posts by Natasha

Natasha received her MA in Literature and Culture in 2008 from Oregon State University. Currently she lives in Oregon with her husband and cats.

NH10 (2015)

Why didn’t you? Why did you? You should have known. Such are the premises of any horror movie, a series of bad decisions. The audience yells at the screen, imploring the characters not to turn […]

Jhansi Ki Rani (1953)

Having seen Manikarnika earlier this year,  I thought it would be fun to compare an earlier movie on the same subject. Rani Lakshmibai is an important historical figure and an important nationalist/patriotic symbol. However, media tells […]

Review: Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019)

I will be honest with you: Manikarnika is the Kangana Ranaut movie I’ve always wanted. In every scene, she looks like she is trying to set fire to everything her eyes. It is awesome. I’m not a […]

Review: Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (2019)

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga is about love, family, acceptance, dreams, and art. Particularly the transformative power of art. Tl;dr: It’s really great, go see it. Sweety (Sonam Kapoor Ahuja) is a lesbian. The […]

“These Are 10 Of The Most Interesting Female Directors In South Asia Right Now!”

With every international film festival held, the question gets more pressing. Where are the female directors? Numerous studies on the representation of women in film keep showing the same depressing results, despite well-meant initiatives by […]

“Two Indian women become first to enter temple after centuries-old ban overturned”

On Tuesday, female protesters, reported to be in the millions, came out in support of women being allowed to enter the temple. Dubbed the “women’s wall,” the protesters formed a human chain, extending an estimated […]

Zero (2018)

Very short review: Very funny movie, excellent performances (particularly Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif), and, as usual, the more interesting story, the woman’s story, is on the sidelines. Additionally, the music was enjoyable, and the […]