Tag: feminism

Review: Padosan (1968)

She is framed within her window, that frame then within the window of her neighbor, the neighbor flanked by his friends as well as framed photos of his relatives, all framed by the camera, the […]

Review: Paisa Vasool (2004)

I will tell you my final assessment first: I really enjoyed Paisa Vasool. It was a lot of fun, and quite enjoyable. Was it the best movie in the world? No, but I’ve seen similar movies […]

Don’t Trust Movie Critics

“Aren’t you a movie critic?” you ask. Yes, and you shouldn’t trust me, either. I enjoy watching movies, and thinking about them, and analyzing them, but I’m just one person. Not to turn this in […]

Review: Albela (1951)

What do we owe to each other? Albela takes the answer(s) for granted, but the issue is not so simple. Albela is a light comedy about a man, Pyare (Bhagwan), achieving his dreams of becoming a […]

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 […]

“Single Rehne De” (Simran, 2017)

Full disclosure: I have an acquaintance who worked on this film. We’re facebook friends but haven’t spoken since high school. I wanted to see this movie because she worked on it (and it’s partly set […]

Review: Ungli (2014)

The law, no matter how well intended, protects the powerful. Bribes can get around it, and who can afford bribes? Excellent lawyers can get around it, and who can afford those lawyers? And add to […]

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 […]

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 […]

100 Women: How Hollywood fails women on screen

Fewer than half of the 89 films named best picture at the Oscars have passed a common measure of on-screen female representation known as the Bechdel Test. A movie passes the Bechdel Test if there […]