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Bishorjan: The Dangerous Essentialism In The National Award Winning Film

We desperately want the young, thin, good-looking & by default “naturally good” Naser to respond to Padma’s love, because the Padma-Naser duo of Bishorjan fits the normative picture of the ideal, onscreen, romantic, heterosexual couple.

Why Does My Father Remind Me Of The State?

When talking about the need to have a democratic state, we also need to initiate structural reforms in our families starting with our patriarchal fathers.

Are ‘Fat’ People Unworthy Of Companionship?

In a society where women are valued for their physical appearances and face myriad systemic discriminations if they do not adhere to the “standards of beauty”, it is difficult to maintain a positive body image.

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Anaahat (2003): Niyog Pratha & Women’s Sexual Freedom In Amol Palekar’s Film

Amol Palekar's movie Anaahat (2003), a Marathi film (Anaahat means Eternity), poses several questions about Niyog Pratha and emphasises on a woman's choice to explore her sexual freedom.

Drishyam 2 Review: A Cinematic Universe Founded On Victim Blaming

Drishyam 2 is the latest addition in mainstream entertainment cinema that plays into the tropes of popular morality that distorts women’s agency.

Analysis Of Sir (2018): Blatant Invisibilisation Of Caste Privilege

Starring Tilottama Shome and Vivek Gomber, Is Love Enough, Sir? is marketed as a progressive ‘love story’ between a man and his domestic worker that breaks societal barriers.

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