Krupa Ge

Of women, by women

I love rom-coms. Unabashedly. What’s not to love? That much-maligned genre in the world of literature, films and television, is actually its most gender-just (because of our heteronormative gaze of course, and that’s a debate that needs to be had too); you cannot make a man-woman rom-com without showing

18 Apr 2018

Sharp shooter

In Ladies First, a Netflix original documentary under the section ‘Women who rule the screen’, India’s Archery Champion, Deepika Kumari drops several truth bombs, her frustration palpable even as the

04 Apr 2018

Social justice, in its heart

Hichki, starring Rani Mukerji isn’t just about her character’s Tourrete Syndrome, as has been touted.

28 Mar 2018

Films I should have hated, but didn’t

There is great joy in discovering something new about yourself. Like the fact that you love films that critics don’t.

21 Mar 2018

Anushka Sharma: Beautiful Beast of Bollywood

When she first produced and starred in NH10 I wondered if it were a one-time thing. And then my suspicions and interests peaked and were piqued, respectively, when she did Phillauri.

14 Mar 2018

Ms Representation: The wonderful women of Awe

When I went in to watch Prashanth Varma’s Awe, I had no clue who was in it or what it was about. I walked away (really) impressed with what the film managed to pulled off.

07 Mar 2018

Shehzadi of dreams

If like me, you think of songs as an important aesthetic that make or break the film experience, this list is for you.

28 Feb 2018

The questions of Naachiyaar

There’s also an interesting inversion of gendered roles in Naachiyaar and her husband’s occupations in the film.

21 Feb 2018

Ramya Krishnan, for the win

From Maragadhavalli alias Maggi in Panchatantiram to Sivagami Devi in Baahubali and now as Azhagu Meena alias Jhansi Rani in Thaana Serndha Koottam (TSK), she has excelled in all roles.

14 Feb 2018

Streaming smart women

As if to wake Indian television and traditional film set up from its hang-ups, Hotstar, YuppTv, Amazon Prime and Netflix, apart from a host of YouTube channels, have all shown up over the last year an

24 Jan 2018

Your time is up, entitled man

This column has looked at portrayals of women on screen for a while now.

17 Jan 2018

Lingering questions

Mayaanadhi directed by Ashiq Abu joins a list of Malayalam films that much to my delight is only growing, and that I would recommend to friends for a laid-back evening.

10 Jan 2018

Best women of 2017

Last week I gave in my wish list for the kind of women I want to see on screen in 2018.

03 Jan 2018

What I dream for women in the cinema of 2018

In this column, Krupa Ge writes her wishlist for the year ahead as she retrospects the women roles of 2017.

27 Dec 2017

Women in Cinema column: What Aruvi means to us

As someone writing about women in cinema exclusively week after week, Krupa Ge feels that she finally struck gold this week.

20 Dec 2017