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Autorickshaws in Hindi cinema

By |April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Features, movies we loved|Tags: , , , , |

Pankaj Sachdeva does a roundup of the role of the modest autorickshaw – India's most loved and hated mode of everyday transport – in Hindi cinema.

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The modern workspace movie

By |April 15th, 2019|Categories: Critics Speak, movies we loved, reviews|Tags: , , , , |

Through the cultural prism of three distinct but similarly "spaced" movies, Rahul Desai looks at the role of the workspace in modern cinema.

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Made In Heaven: Crazy Rich Indians

By |April 9th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Pankaj Sachdeva delves into the crazy rich Indian world of Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti's web show, MADE IN HEAVEN: a 360-degree turn from their recent hit film, GULLY BOY.

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Test Your Bollywood Trivia

By |April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Features, movies we loved|Tags: |

Pankaj Sachdeva extends his observational eye to this nugget-filled "random Bollywood trivia" post. There's something in this for everyone.

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The rebellion of the Hindi film heroine

By |March 29th, 2019|Categories: Critics Speak|Tags: , , , |

An analysis of the modern transformation of the "heroine" through the prism of Hindi cinema in 2018.

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The Politics of Vishal Bhardwaj’s Cinema

By |March 23rd, 2019|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , |

Pankaj Sachdeva writes at length about the political elements in the cinema of perhaps India's most politically expressive filmmaker, Vishal Bhardwaj.

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The transmutation of “Lithium”

By |March 16th, 2019|Categories: Filmmakers POV|Tags: , , , , |

Director Pranjal Dua writes about the journey and making of the music video for Zykr's cover version of the classic, "Lithium".

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Big Trouble in Little Matunga

By |March 14th, 2019|Categories: Filmmakers POV, Interviews|Tags: , , , |

Director Vasan Bala writes about a childhood incident behind the nutty genre-fluidness of his latest film, a lovingly crafted homage-action-comedy called "Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota" that releases in cinemas on March 21st.

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Flashback: Monsoon Shootout

By |March 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

A flashback to Amit Kumar's "Monsoon Shootout" - an intriguing, rough-at-the-edges film that was released five years after it was made.

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Gully Boy: Apna Time Aayega

By |February 27th, 2019|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , |

Pankaj Sachdeva delves deep into Zoya Akhtar's GULLY BOY, one of the most critically acclaimed Hindi films in recent times.