Tag: representation

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 […]

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 […]

Here’s a sketch of what we found: Overall, films nominated for Best Picture have become more diverse between 1989 and 2017 — but only slightly. What’s different now is that there are specific films that […]

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 […]