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. TheContinue reading “Mani Ratnam’s Chekka Chivantha Vaanam Hides Its Women In The Shadows Of Men”

The meek lambs of Tamil cinema

An independent educated woman, Yamini, meets her date’s best friend, Karthik, who abuses her with derogatory words the first time he meets her. Despite all these abuses, Karthik and Yamini end up getting married because of the strong attraction that draws them to each other. In the first half of the movie, every woman inContinue reading “The meek lambs of Tamil cinema”