Krupa Ge

Better late than never: Nayanthara’s Niranjana in Viswasam is no worshipper of hero

Viswasam flips the elements around, precisely because Nayanthara’s power and her fandom demands that she has an equal role.

17 Jan 2019

This ‘modern’ woman

I recently watched Taramani (which is streaming on Netflix) when this thought struck me. Our films are still trying to cajole the audience into ever-so-lightly being okay with this ‘modern’ woman.

09 Jan 2019

Our commercial cinema is receiving flak from feminists

Over the past few years, I have seen a few shows that are in earnest subliminally trying to address the gender issue on screen.

12 Dec 2018

The Assistant in '2.0'

Amy Jackson in 2.0 as a humanoid personal secretary Nila plays her role to perfection.

05 Dec 2018

Surviving desire

Badhaai Ho is an interesting film, not simply because it deals with love and lust at a mature age, but also because the woman dares to show the world that she and her husband are still having sex.

28 Nov 2018

Was Yes Boss a #MeToo movie?

Rahul played by Shah Rukh Khan. He is no ally; he is covering up Siddharth’s tracks because his boss is his ticket to becoming big.

21 Nov 2018

Shrews, tamed and untamed

If there’s a thing Tamil cinema heroes love doing on screen, it is teaching women their rightful place.

14 Nov 2018

The Tabu Effect

This weekly column is a rumination on how women are portrayed in cinema and this week the author talks about Tabu and Andhadhun.

08 Nov 2018

Cooking and eating, as women

Women’s relationship with food is complex, nuanced, beautiful, terrifying or sometimes uninteresting.

31 Oct 2018

Swear by women

There’s a whole lot of swearing in Vada Chennai (and this seems to have landed the film in some legal trouble with a case being filed against it).

24 Oct 2018

Like a thunderclap

Last week, I caught a special preview of Vaishnavi Sundar’s documentary, But What Was She Wearing.

17 Oct 2018

Trisha in '96': A quiet marvel

This weekly column is a rumination on how women are portrayed in  cinema and this week it is about Trisha in 96.

11 Oct 2018

Manto magic

It was the year 2008, and I was a freshly-minted postgraduate working for a city newspaper as a journalist, covering the arts and culture beat.

03 Oct 2018

‘As a writer of short fiction, I understood Manto’s insecurities too’

It was a movie about violence, the worst of human qualities and hatred, that didn’t have a frame of violence in it.

03 Oct 2018

Korean drama calling

There are several Tamil Korean Drama Fans groups and some pages on Facebook too.

26 Sep 2018