Monday, August 18, 2008

Women centric movies in Indian Cinema

The other day when I was watching Pakheezah (did I spell it right?), I was thinking about women centric cinema. For that matter even women centric novels in our country - how many are they? Very few...

I was wondering why. Ofcourse I know the answer, it is because we have a patriarchal society at large. ITs ok, no big deal. But what actually struck me is that, even the few women centric movies that we have - almost 95% of them are about "Prostitutes". Be it Pakheezah, or Umrao Jaan, or even the modern day, Chameli - any woman oriented topic, as if by some Universal rule, has to be about prostitutes... Why?

I wonder why... does anyone have any answer to that?

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