Feminist Bollywood: Queen & Pink with Shrina Patel

Apr 08, 2017, 01:38 AM

We are joined by Dance Choreographer and Creative Director of ShaktiFlow (http://www.shaktiflow.org/) Shrina Patel (https://www.instagram.com/shaktiflowyeg/) to discuss feminism and the portrayal of women’s issues in Bollywood Cinema.

Show notes:

Matt finally saw Mirzya (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirzya_(film))

How to learn Hindi

90s Bollywood (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ListofBollywoodfilmsofthe1990s)

Western perspectives of India

Feminist Hindi cinema

Actors supporting women’s stories

Responding to social issues and societal shifts

Badrinath Ki Dulhania (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BadrinathKiDulhania) and toxic masculinity

2012 Delhi gang rape (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012Delhigangrape) and India’s Daughter (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India%27sDaughter)

Censorship issues with Lipstick Under My Burkha (http://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/cbfc-refuses-to-certify-prakash-jhas-film-lipstick-under-my-burkha/articleshow/57302257.cms) and Begum Jaan (http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/vidya-balana-begum-jaan-12-cuts-censor-board-lovemaking-scence/1/917090.html)

(INTERVAL (“London Thumakda (https://youtu.be/udra3Mfw2oo)” from Queen)

Queen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_(film))

Kangana Ranaut (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangana_Ranaut), her Koffee With Karan episode (http://www.hotstar.com/tv/koffee-with-karan/1525/saif-kangana-let-it-all-out/1000167379), and her sister Rangoli (http://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/kangana-s-sister-rangoli-opens-up-about-acid-attack/story-xaYMFm8ppfPh9CPJEx9KQJ.html)

Society versus culture

Familial support and independence

There’s no right way to be a woman or a feminist

Vijayalakshmi

Learning how you want to be loved

Rani’s journey

Pink (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink(2016film))

Title’s meaning (http://www.indiatvnews.com/entertainment/bollywood-amitabh-bachchan-pink-movie-relevance-349483)

Does anyone understand the Indian legal system? (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JudiciaryofIndia)

Sexism (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexism) and victim blaming (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victim_blaming)

Articulating consent

Frustrating but rewarding viewing

The Hunting Ground (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TheHuntingGround) and sexual assaults in Canada being deemed unfounded (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/investigations/unfounded-sexual-assault-canada-main/article33891309/)

Solidarity

Amitabh Bachchan’s open letter to his granddaughters (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Amitabh-Bachchans-heart-warming-letter-to-his-granddaughters/articleshow/54006214.cms)

Alternate endings

NEXT TIME: Bollywood’s biggest epic Mughal-e-Azam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mughal-e-Azam)

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