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Feminism Badnaam!

If Oxford English Dictionary came up with an Indian ‘Word of the year’ or, rather ‘The Word for a few years now’, ‘Feminism’ would be a solid runner-up to ‘Anti-national’, if not the winner. In…


The Bold and The Bandit

While Phoolan Devi failed as a biographical drama to represent the real accounts of Devi’s journey as a dacoit, what it offers is a victimised Phoolan Devi who takes up arms as a result of…


Chak De Feminism!

ShahRukh Khan, Yash Raj Films, and a male director. In the past this blockbuster combination has given bollywood some of its most sexist and successful films, like the one where Kajol had to grow hair…


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Paisa phek, Bollywood dekh

No matter how much we try to deny it and say it’s about the entertainment value, we know that, ultmately, mainstream Bollywood movies are about making money. Money drives the whole industry. Money remains the…


Mother India: Is Woman Only A Mother?

In Hindi cinema, arguably the first instance of a ‘lady oriented film’ (a term which recieved much attention lately, courtesy Pahlaj Sanskar Nihalani) is Mother India (1957). In the newborn nation with cultural sanitisation drive…


There is nothing NEW

One of the biggest problems with Bollywood films is the the monotonous, repetitiveness in concepts. In most bollywood films show the female character in a flippant way. The hero in most cases happens to be…