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The Bombay of modern Hindi cinema

By |August 20th, 2019|Categories: Critics Speak|Tags: , , , , , |

We take a look how a certain dimension of Maximum City – "the immigrant's Mumbai" – is being represented in contemporary Hindi cinema and short films.

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18 Years of Dil Chahta Hai

By |August 17th, 2019|Categories: Features, movies we loved|Tags: , , |

Pankaj Sachdeva looks back at the relationships that formed the core of the 18-year-old DIL CHAHTA HAI, the defining Hindi film of the multiplex generation.

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Desi pulp ka pasha: Crime, lust & honey

By |August 10th, 2019|Categories: Critics Speak, reviews|Tags: , , , |

We look back at Desi Pulp ka Pasha, a short documentary about the creator of smutty true-crime spreads like Madhur Kathayen, Crime & Detective and Manohar Kahaniyaan.

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Awarapan: Love will set you free

By |August 6th, 2019|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , |

Pankaj Sachdeva writes about arguably Mohit Suri's best film, the 2007 romantic action thriller AWARAPAN.

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Sid Meer and the colours of indie India

By |July 29th, 2019|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , |

We have a long overdue conversation with Sid Meer – post-production wizard, master colourist and 'Bridge Postworks' founder – about the specifics of his craft and the "look" of indie filmmaking in India.

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Court Judgements Citing Films

By |July 24th, 2019|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , |

We take a detailed look at the various Indian court judgements that have cited films to make their point.

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Mangoes in Hindi cinema

By |July 19th, 2019|Categories: Features, movies we loved|Tags: , |

A very seasonal look at fleeting cameos by everyone's favourite fruit in Hindi cinema.

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RAKKHOSH: The making of India’s first POV film

By |July 13th, 2019|Categories: Filmmakers POV|Tags: , , , , , |

Creative producer Prashen H. Kyawal writes about the fulfilling and challenging journey of making India's first POV film, RAKKHOSH, which is now streaming on Netflix.

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The visual language of “Once Again”

By |July 10th, 2019|Categories: Critics Speak, movies we loved|Tags: , , , , |

Film critic Rahul Desai writes about the visual language and curious frames of Kanwal Sethi's 'middle-aged love story,' ONCE AGAIN.

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The tragic masculinity of Music Teacher

By |July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Critics Speak, movies we loved, reviews|Tags: , , , |

An essay on the haunted protagonist of Sarthak Dasgupta's MUSIC TEACHER.