Mani Ratnam’s Chekka Chivantha Vaanam Hides Its Women In The Shadows Of Men

When I was a teenager, I would obsessively read the princess trilogy by Jean Sasson that talked of beautiful, royal middle eastern princesses who had a lot but lacked the very freedom that is required to taste life. Similarly, the breathtakingly beautiful women in the movie Chekka Chivantha Vaanam somewhere irked me because of the deep-rooted patriarchy. The … More Mani Ratnam’s Chekka Chivantha Vaanam Hides Its Women In The Shadows Of Men