Indian actor-director Lakshmy Ramakrishnan stands apart with her stories pivoted around women characters who are complex and fully realized. Her fourth Tamil (south Indian language) film, House Owner is about a loving woman who lives with a spouse suffering from Alzheimer’s–a premise not much explored in south Indian cinema or even Indian cinema. It calls for immense courage and self-conviction to make the kind of films Lakshmy Ramakrishnan does in a country known for its formula films centered on a star’s image and a male character leading the story on a stereotypical path for a box office win. Continue reading on THE FEMALE GAZE.
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