Reel & Real: Blurred Lines between Cinema and Reality- Notes from Women In Films brunch at Jio MAMI Film Festival

There has been an ongoing debate around the portrayal women in cinema, which raises questions around the lyrics of our popular item songs. We have all danced to Sheila Ki Jawani and Munni Badnam Hui at some point. These songs are extremely catchy, and they are played everywhere, from our bustling...

Hidden behind the Spotlight: Indian Cinema’s Gender Problem

After winning the inaugural edition of the Oxfam Best Film on Gender Equality Award, director Alankrita Srivastava will be judging the films shortlisted for this year's award. Alankrita whose Lipstick Under My Burkha won the award last year is keen that more and more women turn to...

Picture Abhi Baqi Hai, Behena

1.3 billion Indians have been touched by Bollywood at some point of their existence. The Hindi film industry is significantly connected to the way talent is discovered and promoted both formally and informally in the country. From weddings to devotional songs, films permeate every cultural facet of...