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A still from the movie 'Imitation Game', featuring actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley dancing with each other

इच्छाओं की अभिव्यक्ति – शरीर और फिल्में

अंत में, मुझे तो फिल्में विषयों और परिस्थितियों को एक अन्य अंदाज़ से देखने का अवसर देती हैं। मैंने फिल्मों को देखकर शरीर और इसकी इच्छाओं के बारे में बहुत कुछ जाना है – मैंने समझा है कि दर्द जो कुछ लोगों के लिए दर्द होता है, वही दूसरों के लिए आनंद के स्रोत बन सकता है। मैंने यह भी जाना है कि पैसे का लेन–देन करके किया जाने वाला सेक्स हमेशा अपराध नहीं होता और यह कि सभी लोग आनंद का अनुभव करते हैं और कर सकते हैं।
Scene from a Hindi movie 'Angry Indian Goddesses'. The six protagonists are standing together laughing, in a disco with bright lighting.
Angry Indian Goddesses

Men hijack women’s happiness and sexuality even in their freest moments: Review of five films released in 2015-17

The women in Parched (2015) are sitting and chatting, seemingly free from their daily oppression for once, when a cell phone rings. Rani laughs as she realises that she is sitting on the vibrating phone. Bijli says, “Who needs a man when a mobile can get us off!” A joke about finding sexual freedom has…
Still from an animated video with Sita singing under a spotlight. Music plays on the stage around her.

Video Page: Sita sings the Blues

Sita Sings the Blues is an animated retelling of the Ramayana, an ancient Indian epic about the Hindu god Rama and his quest to save his wife Sita from Ravana, the king of Lanka. The Ramayana has been retold through many different media – live performance, TV, movies – but this representation is unique in…
Shohini Ghosh at a film set. Lights, cameras, and reltaed instruments are hanging from the ceiling.

Interview: Shohini Ghosh

Both fiction and non-fiction are capable of great complexity if the making is in the hands of someone capable and complex. I have always held that good films – fiction, non-fiction or hybrid– emerge not from a familiarity with the subject, though that’s essential – but an understanding of the language of cinema.
A poster of the movie 'Accsex', with a yellow background and white doodles on it. The names of the director and the cast is printed in dark letter towards the bottom.

‘What can we do for them?’

‘How can she claim to be deaf if she doesn’t use sign language?’ ‘I’m glad this film has articulated the thoughts in my mind.’ ‘Some parts of the film were technically flawed - there were blurred bits, spelling mistakes and in some parts the audio was gone too.’ ‘It is a great film, but you…
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