Tag: bollywood

Is It Feminist?

Is it feminist? Who does it benefit? Whose purpose is served? One could argue that applying a label like “feminist” to any piece of pop culture or a consumer good is foolish, since generally those […]

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 […]

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 […]

Happy International Women’s Day! Female Indian Film Directors

  Aarathi Madhureeta Anand Preeti Aneja Anu Menon Aruna Raje Shubhavi Arya Nupur Asthana Santhy Balachandran Bhanumathi Ramakrishna Radha Bharadwaj Smita Bharti Pooja Bhatt Jayasree Bhattacharyya Mrunalini Bhosale Manju Borah Shonali Bose Suchitra Chandrabose Shoba […]

Pad Man (2018)

Men, and the society they run, usually only care about women’s bodies when it benefits them: Sex. Pregnancy. Household labor. But not their overall health, their care, their desires. When women push for change, they […]

Review: No One Killed Jessica (2011)

The public sphere, the masculine world, has rules and regulations. Logic. Laws. It decides what one life, or 200 lives, are worth. It is a world of violence. Women are told to keep out, because […]

Where is Mom? Motherhood in Contemporary Bollywood Movies

My mother introduced me to film, both Hollywood and Bollywood. She patiently sat through countless terrible children’s movies, she slowly introduced me to good cinema. She insisted on staying through the credits. Ma loved pop […]