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Growing old at the movies

By |January 16th, 2019|Categories: Critics Speak|Tags: , , , , , |

Film critic Rahul Desai writes an essay associating his late grandfather with the moments of Pushan Kripalani's little-known indie, "The Threshold" (2015), which stars Neena Gupta and Rajit Kapur.

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Manmarziyaan: Let your soul fly

By |January 11th, 2019|Categories: Features, reviews|Tags: , , , , |

Pankaj Sachdeva delves into the politics of love and cinematic inspiration in Anurag Kashyap's Manmarziyaan (2018).

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Food Lessons from Hindi Cinema in 2018

By |January 4th, 2019|Categories: Features, reviews|Tags: , , |

A unique Hindi cinema year-ender for 2018 by Pankaj Sachdeva detailing an old Indian favourite: Food in films

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iiF Awards, Hindi Cinema, 2018

By |December 31st, 2018|Categories: Awards, Features, movies we loved, reviews|Tags: , , , , |

The fourth edition of our custom-made iiF Awards is here. Rewarding the best and worst of Hindi cinema in 2018.

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The immortality of grief

By |December 26th, 2018|Categories: Critics Speak, Features, reviews|Tags: , , , |

A rock-climbing documentary and a space biopic collide to form a celestial body of fragile humanity.

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Payal Kapadia: The narrative of change

By |December 26th, 2018|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , , |

A chat with filmmaker Payal Kapadia - an independent FTII student whose shorts have traveled to the biggest global film festivals - about her new award-winning documentary and the kind of cinema she strives to create.

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Film Review: Sudani From Nigeria

By |December 21st, 2018|Categories: reviews|Tags: , , |

A lawyer and movie enthusiast writes about why Sudani From Nigeria, a cross-cultural Malayalam title, is both a personal film and a communal experience.

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In Conversation with “Poster Boy” Raj Khatri

By |December 18th, 2018|Categories: Filmmakers POV, Interviews|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Our 'graphic' chat with the passionate Raj Khatri, one of the foremost movie-poster designers in India, about his craft, his personal work and the perception of poster art in a nation still coming to terms with the key mediums of moviemaking.

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The Circus of Cinema

By |December 15th, 2018|Categories: Features, movies we loved|Tags: , , , |

Film essayist Pankaj Sachdeva delves into the depictions of the "Circus" - a dying art - in Hindi cinema.

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How To Get A Censor Certificate

By |December 7th, 2018|Categories: Features, Filmmakers POV|Tags: , , , , , , |

Based on his own experiences, independent filmmaker Kenny Basumatary details, step-wise, the extremely important process of securing a Censor Certificate. His third film, Suspended Inspector Boro, releases in cinemas soon.