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The film that changed my life

By |February 26th, 2017|Categories: reviews, Young Critics|Tags: , , , |

Exactly a year since its release in Indian cinemas, 18-year-old Rohan Murti writes a brief note about the film that may have just changed his young life.

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Trailer Review: Anaarkali of Aarah

By |February 24th, 2017|Categories: Mainstream, reviews|Tags: , , , , |

Our trailer review of the upcoming Swara Bhaskar starrer (feels good to say that!), Anaarkali of Aarah.

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Arrival: Palindromes and Non-Sum-Zero Games

By |February 21st, 2017|Categories: Features, frontslider, movies we loved|Tags: , , , , , , |

In the run-up to Oscars 2017, film analyst Pankaj Sachdeva takes a deeper look at the linguistic themes of last year's most fascinating contender, ARRIVAL.

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Dil Chahta Hai: The subtext of fear

By |February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Features, Mainstream, movies we loved|Tags: , , , , |

Pankaj Sachdeva digs deeper into perhaps the most iconic Hindi film of a generation, Dil Chahta Hai.

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Why ‘Talvar’ was the most important film of 2015

By |January 31st, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , , , |

An incisive look at one of the most important pieces of Hindi cinema in 2015. Yes, Talvar is still relevant, now more than ever.

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An Untypical Entrepreneur

By |January 27th, 2017|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , , |

Our chat with Chintan Bhatt, one of the co-founders of an Ahmedabad-based Gujarati content production venture called Green Chutney Films.

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Album Review: RANGOON

By |January 22nd, 2017|Categories: reviews|Tags: , , , , |

Music critic Rohit Mehrotra reviews Vishal Bhardwaj's terrific new album, RANGOON.

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Birds, bees and backgrounds

By |January 20th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , |

An essay on the adult sights and adolescent sounds of Shlok Sharma's indie, Haraamkhor.

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Film Review: Haraamkhor

By |January 16th, 2017|Categories: reviews|Tags: , , , , , |

Film enthusiast Bhaskar Tripathi writes about Shlok Sharma's "Haraamkhor" -- an risqué indie finally released in cinemas after three years of CBFC hell.

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The Worst Hindi Films of 2016

By |January 13th, 2017|Categories: Features, Mainstream, reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We list the five worst Hindi films of 2016 -- a year that was unmistakably middling in terms of both content and box-office success.