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Films

Poster of Bollywood movie ‘Ek Ladki ko Dekha toh aisa laga..’ Two women in traditional Indian attire are hugging a man in a white suit. The women are facing the front, while only the back of the man can be seen. The title of the movie “Ek Ladki ko Dekha toh aisa laga” is written in the bottom center, followed by text that reads “Directed by Shelly Chopra Dhar.”

The Queerness of Fandom in Bollywood

People looking for queer plots in Bollywood are sometimes disappointed, as the focus on marriage in many films seems to suggest that Bollywood is a conservative genre invested in sanctifying reproductive heteronormativity.
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।
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.
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