The Portrayal of Gender Inequality in Selected Female Oriented Bollywood Movies


  • Priyanka Marwaha Research Scholar English, CT University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India



Gender Inequality, Indian Cinema, Bollywood, Female Oriented Movies, Female Roles.


Men have been considered superior in most cultures since they have been the ones who bring home the bacon, whereas women have always been considered a subject to her father, husband or son, thus inferior. Cinema is not just a modern-day art; rather it is a modern-day mind; while watching a film, we are constantly watching ourselves. In the form of a mirror, Cinema has sharply reflected the Indian psyche and the changing roles of women from time to time. This paper deals with gender inequality and its influence on the patriarchal Indian society with a focus on some female-oriented Bollywood movies. It also tries to highlight how, even though the Indian Constitution emphasises gender equality, Indian Cinema has failed to provide decision making roles to women in Bollywood movies.


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Marwaha, P. (2020). The Portrayal of Gender Inequality in Selected Female Oriented Bollywood Movies. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 8(5), 23–35.