The whole truth about ‘The Great Indian Kitchen’

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I was quite intrigued after reading much about the Malayalam movie The Great Indian Kitchen, directed by Jeo Baby since its release in early 2021. Last week, finally I had a chance to watch it, and I just felt the need to write down about this amazing movie – the best that I have watched in the last few months.

The movie is an attack on patriarchy and misogynism that goes on as normal and accepted in the guise of tradition. A newly married woman arrives at her marital home and the kitchen becomes her world. She chops vegetables, cooks meals, cleans the dishes, scrubs the floor, washes clothes, and puts away the waste. The men of the family spend time on their phones and practise yoga whilst the women toil hard in the heat of the kitchen and prepare food. The men are served food first, the women…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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