Anju Devadas

Anju Devadas

"Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness."
~ Pedro Almodovar

Favorite films

  • Persona
  • La Jetée
  • The 400 Blows
  • A Man Escaped

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  • Lata

    ★★★

  • Doctor

    ★★★

  • Maanaadu

    ★★★½

  • Bhoothakaalam

    ★★★½

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  • Lata

    Lata

    ★★★

    In her short Lata, Alisha Tejpal foregrounds the invisibilised community of domestic workers who are relegated to the margins of the household. It spotlights the disparities existing in the hierarchies of class in terms of social and economic conditions as well as on the basis of time and space. A series of observational takes in the vein of Chantal Akerman give a peep into the live-in house help's cyclicality of the daily routines, the drudgery of daily existence, and the…

  • Encanto

    Encanto

    ★★★½

    "Even in our darkest moments, there’s light where you least expect it."

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  • The Great Indian Kitchen

    The Great Indian Kitchen

    ★★★★

    അനീതിക്കും അനാചാരങ്ങൾക്കും അന്ധവിശ്വാസങ്ങൾക്കും ചുട്ട മറുപടി നൽകിയ മഹത്തായ ഇന്ത്യൻ അടുക്കള!!!

    The lack of a penis, the great gift of menstruation (the so-called taboo in our cultural and religious institutions) and the ingrained and deep-rooted femininity make women a voiceless and hopeless slave in both domestic as well as public space. The intergenerational cultural assignation of women as culinary diplomats and kitchen as "a woman's space" are the reasons why feminism still suffers from so many "micro-defeats" at home.

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  • Pleasure

    Pleasure

    ★★★★

    "It doesn't matter what you do for a living, you have bad days at work."

    Swedish filmmaker Ninja Thyberg's debut feature Pleasure is a graphic, arresting and unflinching film that offers a shockingly penetrative look at the unpleasant and objectionable aspects of the adult film industry. It tells the story of a determined 19-year-old Swede Bella Cherry who travels to Los Angeles in the hopes of becoming "the next big porn star." This ambitious young woman's navigation through one of…