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  1. Dirty Picture Project: Parched

    By Aditi Prakash & Sthavi Asthana Parched is a story of four women: Rani (Tannishtha Chatterjee) is a widow getting her 17 year old son, Gulab married to a young girl, Janaki (Leher Khan), who does not want to marry him. Lajjo (Radhika Apte) is a woman who… Read More

  2. Dirty Picture Project: Pink

    by Suniti Sampat and Aditi Prakash as part of the Dirty Picture Project. With Pink, Bollywood has made a bold attempt at making a movie about women and the way society treats them. In a lot of ways, women’s lives in most parts of India have been circumscribed… Read More

  3. Dirty Picture Project: Sarabjit

    By Devdutta Mukhopadhyay and Vidya Dronamraju as part of the Dirty Picture Project.  The Leading Ladies When we decided to review Sarabjit, we looked forward to a break from the typical mindless masala entertainer that Bollywood is notorious for churning out. Moreover, examining the ordeal faced by Sarabjit… Read More

  4. Dirty Picture Project: Hate Story 3

    We Hate This Hate Story Too! By Aarushi Mahajan and Shweta Kabra Here is a line from the movie to give you a trailer of what lies ahead: “Tum toh pehle bhi bikao thi, ab tumhari keemat badal gayi hai” (You’re an item whose value in… Read More

  5. Dirty Picture Project: Bajirao Mastani

    By Vidya Dronamraju and Devdutta Mukhopadhyay Breaking away from the conventional damsel in distress trope, the trailer of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest production enticed us with the promise of a powerful warrior heroine in the form of Deepika Padukone’s Mastani. Walking into the theatre, we had high hopes… Read More

  6. The Dirty Picture Project: Shaandaar

    [Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi is running the Dirty Picture project that reviews blockbuster Bollywood films from a feminist perspective. Anyone who would enjoy this and is capable of carrying out the work is welcome to join in. Please do write at… Read More

  7. The Dirty Picture Project: Tamasha

    [Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University is running the Dirty Picture project that reviews blockbuster Bollywood films from a feminist perspective. This particular review is by law students, but anyone who would enjoy this and is capable of carrying the work out is welcome to join… Read More

  8. The Dirty Picture Project: Hunterrr

    (By Bhargavi Vadeyar) Hunterrr is a movie that seems to be going in several different directions at once. While it objectifies women heavily (for example, the three ‘Rs’ in the title ‘Hunterrr’ shown during the opening credits are actually made up of the legs of women wearing only underwear), it… Read More

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