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Bishorjan: The Dangerous Essentialism In The National Award Winning Film

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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?

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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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