Category: Misc

Quick Thoughts on Stree (2018)

Longer review to come. I really enjoyed it. I guess I like Rajkummar Rao now. Shraddha Kapoor is so beautiful, I can’t even stand it. My friend came with me and we had this convo […]

dilemma

A local theater shows Indian movies, but usually Telegu and Tamil. Finally, a Hindi movie this week! But it’s Stree. A horror-comedy. Starring Rajkummar Rao, who I think is pretty eh. His characters are always hot […]

“Why Is Women’s Laughter Always Loud, Immoral, and Unsanskari?”

As explained by Devdutt Patnaik, “Laughter strips the object of power and gives power to the one who laughs. When stand-up comics make fun of someone or something, their jokes are, in effect, criticism and mockery, highlighting a social issue […]

Indiancine.ma

Indiancine.ma is an annotated online archive of Indian film. It is intended to serve as a shared resource for film scholars and enthusiasts in India and beyond. Since 1931 to date, India has made around 50,000 […]

7 Badass South Asian Artists You Should Know About

Feminine sexuality and the female form is often considered to be the epitome of beauty and grace in the field of art. But it only seems to hold true when it is men who depict […]

Priyanka Chopra on Beauty

“You see so many women, different sizes, modeling, acting, taking their strength, but it’s the mindset that needs to change, of society, of men, of people — that view where a woman in a plus […]

Happy International Women’s Day! Female Indian Authors

Varsha Adalja (born 1940), Gujarati novelist, playwright Smita Agarwal (born 1958), poet, educator Meena Alexander (born 1951), poet, memoirist, essayist, novelist, critic, educator Samina Ali, contemporary Indian-American novelist, feminist, author of Madras on Rainy Days Balamani Amma (1909–2004), poet, published […]

Happy International Women’s Day! Female Indian Screenwriters

Madhureeta Anand Anu Menon Umarji Anuradha Aruna Raje Shubhavi Arya Nupur Asthana Madhuri Banerjee Shibani Bathija Aswathi Thirunal Gowri Lakshmi Bayi Navnindra Behl Devika Bhagat Manu Bhandari Radha Bharadwaj Shonali Bose Kamna Chandra Shoba Chandrasekhar […]

Who Watches Movies, and How

Despite the massive size of the Indian film industry, fewer than 4% of Indians regularly go to the movies due to cost, access, and safety issues.15 The cost of seeing a film in the theater […]

Female Representation in Indian Film

Kangana Ranaut’s “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” is the first female-led Bollywood film to earn over Rs100 crore. Anushka Sharma’s “NH10” and Deepika Padukone’s “Piku” also did well at the Indian box office. However, women remain […]