Indian cinema, right from its inception in the thirties, has become the most popular mode of entertainment in India. However, the representation of women both onscreen and offscreen, leaves much to be desired. In this article, we delve deeper into the reasons behind this gender stereotyping and how times are changing for the better as a reflection of the evolving mindset of the audience.
The Bechdel Test, a popular test for analysing the portrayal of women in movies, falls short of being the ideal parameter to judge movies by. The importance of the issue calls for a closer look at the test and efforts to improve on it.