Veere Di Wedding Review: An All-Women Film That’s Only About Men

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Veere Di Wedding Review: An All-Women Film That’s Only About Men

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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n March this year, The New Yorker magazine decided to analyse Oscar nominees for Best Picture against a Bechdel Test. Named for the American cartoonist Alison Bechdel, the 1985 test prescribes that at least two women – on screen, in a novel, any work of fiction – ought to talk to each other about something other than a man. This year, in the wake of #MeToo and a rally for gender-equality in Hollywood, seven of the nominated nine films, including The Shape of Water and Lady Bird, made the cut.

The Bechdel Test poses three questions:

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