Krupa Ge

Lakshmi, not alone

The ‘bored wife’ trope lends itself to different genres within cinema. It is, after all, a unique damsel-in-distress that is married.

15 Nov 2017

When women aren’t the weaker sex

For a while now, it has been my habit to watch some television or streaming video before hitting the sack.

10 Nov 2017

The politics of love

I found myself thoroughly enjoying Meyaadha Maan really early on.

01 Nov 2017

Two and a half women

Mersal has been in the news non-stop for over a week now.

25 Oct 2017

Harvey Weinsteins of our world

What women have been saying for long is, let us not wait for it to happen to one of us to talk about this topic. Let us be aware. Let us not be silent.

19 Oct 2017

Ms Representation: Man. Women. Child.

Konkona Sen Sharma’s Death in the Gunj showcases the female gaze at its sensitive best.

04 Oct 2017

Ms Representation: Screen presence

In Sekhar Kammula’s first Telugu romance film, the caffeinated, colourful and young Anand, he gave us a ‘has-a-mind-of-her-own’ heroine, which is still rare in Telugu cinema.

04 Oct 2017

Ms Representation: Quirks vs depth

That Imtiaz Ali’s main women characters are his ‘muse’ is obvious to everyone who engages with his films, and that he seems to be in awe of them often is also somewhat obvious.

04 Oct 2017

Ms Representation: Women behind the veil

Lift the ‘veil’ of all the hype, the censor board hassles and all the talk about ‘boldness’, Lipstick Under My Burkha is actually the universal story of women trying to make some space for themselves.

04 Oct 2017

Ms Representation: Vamp-ire diaries

Female antagonists in Tamil cinema have a unique burden to bear; sermons from agents of patriarchy – aka leading men of the film, as well as the inevitable defeat in their war against the protagonist.

04 Oct 2017

Ms Representation: Small town wonders

Bareilly ki Barfi (directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari) is the newest film to join a genre that has grown steadily over the years.

04 Oct 2017

Ms Representation: Afterthought heroines

In a world of violence and abundant death, far away from Tamil Nadu, Vivegam’s Yazhini, is a walking, talking anachronism, even compared to other two women in this very universe and film, she is one.

04 Oct 2017

Ms Representation: Movies made for men

I watched the Telugu film, Arjun Reddy, after listening to a lot of hype around it, with calls for subtitles and talks of the film being very radical, etc.

04 Oct 2017

How women have been represented

Newton, the Rajkummar Rao-starrer and India’s Oscar hope, is a great place to begin this week’s conversation about representation.

04 Oct 2017

Ladies special

In a milieu that rewards only films which has a seperate comedy track and usual masala elements, that a Magalir Mattum was made is in itself something to rejoice.

04 Oct 2017