Portrayal of Women in Indian Cinema and TV and its effects on Society.

Safecity- Elsa D'Silva
Posted October 22, 2018 from India

On 19th October, Shalini Gupta @ShaliniGupta_ conducted a tweetchat on the Portrayal of Women in Indian Cinema and TV and its effects on Society.


The chat began with a very important question asking the participants whether they felt that women are portrayed regressively in Indian cinema and television and if they agreed, what were the reasons for sch a portrayal. The participants were also asked they views on the importance of representing female characters properly in Indian cinema and television. Talking about our own series #FeminisninReelLife, we opening the question to the audience asking them to mention movies and TV series that were breaking ground by showcasing strong female characters. We also took a minute to point out the different negative stereotypes that are prevalent in Indian cinema and television in spite of the changing times. The tweetchat ended by asking the audience for suggestions on steps that Indian filmmakers and television personnel can take to ensure a progressive representation of women on screen.




A tweetchat by Shalini!



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Oct 22, 2018
Oct 22, 2018

Thanks for sharing your experiences with us :-). At some point I got confused as to which I commented and which I did not haha


Tamarack Verrall
Oct 24, 2018
Oct 24, 2018

Hi Elsa of SafeCity,

You do such important work, and this tweet chat on women in film is a great example. I took a look through the link, and this caught my eye, on how men, especially in this case a judge, excuse violence against women in other countries, allowing violence against women to continue, and in ignorance of, or in defiance of all that Indian women have been doing to end violence for many years in your country. On a border point a 2015 case in Australia should be an eye opener for us https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/austra... From the tweet chat discussion: "… An Indian man accused of stalking two women in Australia were let off by the Court cause the Court held that due to Bollywoods depiction of women, stalking was a part of our culture". Keep up the great work.

With love in sisterhood,

Anita Shrestha
Oct 08, 2019
Oct 08, 2019

Thank you for sharing