Tag: feminist

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Movie Review: Tanu Weds Manu (2011)

Tanu Weds Manu has been on my list forever, so I was excited to sit down and watch it. And I didn’t like it. Which is a bummer, both because of my anticipation and because […]

Movie Review: Stree (2018)

“Why do men feel threatened by women?” I asked a male friend of mine. … “They’re afraid women will laugh at them,” he said. “Undercut their world view.’ … Then I asked some women students […]

Review: Mummy Punjabi (2011)

What is sacrifice when it is encouraged, cultivated, expected? How do you exist in a society that asks you to make yourself so wide that you encompass everything and thus cease to exist as an […]

Review: Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana (2006)

Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana celebrates female friendships in all of their messy glory. The film does not explain how the women know each other (three are around the same age, and thus could know each […]

“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 […]

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 […]