Why Anarkali Shines Brighter than Lipstick.

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Written by: Gargi Sengupta | Image: SMIW ** Stumbling upon Anarkali Of Aarah – on TV – just a day after watching Lipstick Under My Burkha at the plex, certainly made me think if we pass too many things off as ‘happenstance’. ** To be honest, had Lipstick not received the kind of attention it did, […]

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Lipstick Under My Burkha Film Review: A Rebel With A Cause.

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Image credit: newslaundary.com From what we know, making Lipstick Under My Burkha was no easy feat for its creators. ** The Censor Board’s initial refusal to give it a rating on the premise that it was a ‘Lady-oriented film’; the general populace’s utter lack of interest in watching a film manned (oh, the irony) by […]

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The Unapologetic Shit Guy: Sultan Film Review.

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Image: indianexpress.com The following review was written by SMIW’s Bruce Vain. Well, well, well. What do you know? A Sultan film review on this website? That can’t go so well, can it? Especially since we ripped bhaijaan a new one merely days ago – when he made that by-now-hall-of-shame-worthy remark? But here’s the thing, we can’t make […]

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A Douchebag Named Raj Malhotra – DDLJ Film Review.

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Image: hdwallpapertec.com The following was submitted by SMIW reader Aishhwariya Subramanian to our section Spoilt Modern Film Reviews. I spent nearly a decade and a half in love with a pathological sexist liar named Raj Malhotra. ** He was handsome and carefree and completely the kind of man I envisioned riding off into the sunset with. […]

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Rashomon: Seeing Like a Feminist

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Image: Karman Khanna The following review was submitted by SMIW reader Karman Khanna to our section Spoilt Modern Film Reviews Rashomon is a Japanese film produced in the year 1950. The film is directed by Akira Kurosawa, a Japanese filmmaker, considered as one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. The film […]

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Spoilt Modern Film Reviews: Kahaani

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Image: deccanchronicle.com The following was submitted by SMIW reader Damini Kulkarni to our section Spoilt Modern Film Reviews. Released in 2012, Kahaani is an unforgettable film. It is impossible not to remember it for Vidvya Balan’s feisty presence, the menacing Bob Biswas, the unobtrusive shots of the city of Kolkata; which almost becomes a character […]

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Spoilt Modern Film Reviews: Ki & Ka

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Hello and welcome to Spoilt Modern Film Reviews! A new section where we will review (mostly) Indian films from a feminist perspective and point out the various problematic (and sometimes positive things) about them. Sometimes these films will be new releases and sometimes, classics that need to be debated. Think of this as an expansion […]

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