Ms. Representation: Sivaranjaniyum Inum Sila Pengalum-Dissent in the drawing room

“If I have seen further, it is because I am standing on the shoulders of giants.” Newton’s iconic words have, for long, been used to symbolise progress. But watching Director Vasanth’s Sivaranjaniyum Inum Sila Pengalum (SISP) reminded me of all the battles our women have fought in their drawing rooms. Whatever modest progress we, women, have achieved, is because our female predecessors have fought tooth and nail for it. This isn’t always out of choice; in fact, they happen because there is no choice. When the space for a woman continues to shrink, at some point, she is forced to fight to reclaim it. Dissent becomes survival. SISP, an anthology, brings stories of three women and how they reclaim their space (all of them are stories adapted from short stories by Ashokamithran, Adhavan, and Jeyamohan respectively.)

Read the full piece here:

https://www.cinemaexpress.com/tamil/features/2021/nov/30/ms-representation-sivaranjaniyum-inum-sila-pengalum-dissent-in-the-drawing-room-28131.html?fbclid=IwAR3DqdgreIUW38nbF-h_dkS_mELCYEA_GwqeuOLJXTdPAEC0zUlo1mfIAvU

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