In an open letter on her Facebook page Sona Mohapatra accused Kangana Ranaut of doing a 'disservice' to feminism by washing 'dirty linen in public'. Here is my open letter to her open letter. Dear Sona Mohapatra, Who made you the spokesperson of feminism? If you are not the spokesperson then what business do you … Continue reading Sona Mohapatra Accuses Kangana Ranaut Of Doing Disservice To Feminism. Is Feminism Sona Mohapatra’s Personal Project?
Marriage is an institution to control private property and women's sexuality. There is no great value in trying to preserve it. As long as it works, it should be fine, if it doesn't work, move on.
Bhansali imagined 18th century Maratha and Rajput kingdoms where women had some agencies. And men respected women. Sadly he forgot to hire a writer to give words to his imagination.
Masaan is the story of bodies – desiring bodies, dead bodies, burning bodies, children’s bodies as a tool of economic exploitation, gendered bodies facing medical negligence, apathy and exploitation and so on.
Self styled censorship and moral policing on TV just boils my blood. The other day they censored the word 'sex' and blurred out a woman's cleavage in the film Queen. On VH1 they routinely censor the most harmless everyday language and scenes. In a song by Maroon 5 (Maps) they blurred out the face of … Continue reading Self styled censorship and moral policing on Indian TV
Comedy of a Woman's carnal desires. Breakaway from middle class India's obsession with the fair skin. Meenakshi desires the dark.
Madhur Bhandarkar makes films for the dummies. In the wake of the release of yet another cliched film for the dummies, Heroine, I am republishing my feminist film review of Fashion and other Bhandarkar Films. I have not seen Heroine yet, but I can predict what's is it about. Not only does he make films … Continue reading Feminist Film review: ‘Fashion’ and other Bhandarkar flicks
I don't know what bad 'luck' had befallen upon me last night that I went to see the latest release 'Luck'. What bad karma did I do in my past life that in this life I was destined to go through such a disturbing movie? Never before in my entire life did I walk out … Continue reading Movie review – Luck: A demented psychopathic plot with sloppy direction
8th March 7.45 pm Happy woman's day to all my readers. A male friend said this day is to be wished only to woman. I said no, you can wish it to men too, its like independence day. Wanted to write a post on W-Day but was outside most of the time so couldn't. I … Continue reading Live Blog: My reaction to Filmfare awards ceremony 2009
Disclaimer: This is not a film review. When I really like a movie, the urge to share with the world why I liked it is uncontrollable. But when I write it down and publish on my blog I get the blame of being a hypocrite, they say, "oh you keep saying we don't need film … Continue reading ‘Rock On’ grows on you
Before you get misguided by the high minded critics in town who fail to appreciate simple things in life and movies, who look for reasons under the earth and beyond the sky to say bad things about any and every movie ever made unless they are paid well enough to say otherwise OR unless they … Continue reading Ugly Aur Pagli: Worked for me
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when I say 'Khatron ke Khiladi' in a post which is categorised as Bollywood? Who else but arguably one of the most dashing, sexy and bravest action hero in Bollywood, Akshay Kumar. Right? But, its time to think out of the box now. For one, … Continue reading Khatron Ke Gorgeous Khiladi
Info: This post have so far got 219 297 740 unique page views. It appears on the 3rd page if you google for "Filmfare awards 2008" --- 8.20 pm I am watching the Filmfare awards ceremony right now on Sony TV. I specially earmarked this evening for this show. Have got some popcorns that I … Continue reading Live Blog: Filmfare Awards 2008
Addendum: 20th Jan 2008 Thought will share a little bit of info with you all. This post and the previous response to Raja Sen's review went on to become my most popular posts ever. The first one got a total of 1039 unique page views from 23rd Dec till date and second one (present post) got … Continue reading Taare Zameen Par | My response to Rangan Baradwaj
I find film critics arrogant and snobbish. They tend to write bad things about all movies and even if it's a great movie they’ll write something bad just for the heck of it, just to show that they are NOT biased. Raja Sen's review on Rediff. I have a lot of problems with the review. … Continue reading Taare Zameen Par | My response to Raja Sen’s Review
Introduction: “Change is the only constant”. That’s not my line but I particularly like it. I know just one way of living life, change. I don’t stay tuned to anything, body, person, concept, thought, believe, system, discipline, logic, reason, philosophy for too long. I change all of them. Or let’s say I move on from … Continue reading Feminist Film Review: Fanaa