CINDERELLA REVIEW

There is only so much one should be allowed to do by way of atonement for sins past and imagined.

Disney's latest version of Cinderella, now streaming on Amazon Prime, is a good example of how an exercise in rewriting pop culture narratives to appease post millennial sensibility, can be rather futile.

It has been fashionable to revisit films, fiction, music, fashion and cultural icons and view them through the prism of gender politics, patriarchy, inclusivity.

If Enid Blyton has not been spared, Cinderella, a princess who helped build the Disney empire, has a pretty poor chance of surviving this cancel culture.

Over the years Disney has gone back to its vast repertoire of Princess stories and given each one of them a contemporary makeover.

With mixed success. Of all the experiments they carried out by way of contextualising the princesses to appeal to a younger and wider set of audiences beyond American shores, Frozen's Elsa stands tall.

Possibly because she does not carry the burden of having to fix her own fractured legacy.