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Feminist Bollywood: Tees Maar Khan

Tees Maar Khan, a flop from 2010, was meant to be a blockbuster, not only in India by abroad. Instead, it was a goofy, affable, exploitive mess. It’s bright, colorful, funny, and intertextual. I’m not mad at Tees Maar Khan, just disappointed.

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Feminist Bollywood: Gori Tere Pyaar Mein

A super cool female character suffers from “not a dude, so the story isn’t about her” disease. Gori Tere Pyaar Mein (2013) is available for rent on Amazon.com Instant Video.

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Feminist Bollywood: Queen

Queen is the kind of movie I want to see more of from Bollywood, from Hollywood, from everyone. Through the power of friendship, a young woman learns that she is enough.

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Feminist Bollywood: Dhoom 3

I’ve been thinking about action movie Dhoom 3 since I saw it in the theater on December 24. Strangely, I didn’t think it was as “good” as Ram-Leela or Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (though those are all very different types of movies), but I’ve been thinking about it much more.

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Feminist Bollywood: Chennai Express

Education, desire, and intelligence don’t matter. Violence does.