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The cutters of consciousness

By |October 21st, 2018|Categories: Critics Speak, Features|Tags: , , , , |

Film critic Rahul Desai delves into two separate films in 2018 about documentary makers and their unique perception of memories.

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Once Again: Pehli Baar Phir Se

By |October 15th, 2018|Categories: Features, reviews|Tags: , , , , , |

Pankaj Sachdeva explores Kanwal Sethi's mature, atmospheric "Once Again" - a Netflix release starring Shefali Shah and Neeraj Kabi.

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In Conversation with Ritu Sarin

By |October 10th, 2018|Categories: Film Festivals, Interviews|Tags: , , , , |

Our chat with filmmaker-curator-indie-champion Ritu Sarin: the charming co-founder of India's most attractive film festival, DIFF (Dharamshala International Film Festival).

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Design Thinking in Visual Storytelling

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

Upcoming filmmaker Kabeer Khurana writes about one of the most underrated aspects of cinema today: Visual Design.

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Raazi: If the heart agrees

By |September 20th, 2018|Categories: Features, reviews|Tags: , , , , |

By Pankaj Sachdeva Meghna Gulzar's Raazi is the story of Sehmat (Alia Bhatt) who is a daughter, a wife, and a spy. The film is based on Harinder Sikka's novel Calling Sehmat which itself was inspired by real events. [...]

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Par Ek Din: The haze of city voices

By |September 14th, 2018|Categories: Critics Speak, Features|Tags: , , , , , |

Rahul Desai writes about Par Ek Din, a 89-minute documentary (streaming on Youtube) that features the struggles of an obscure Mumbai-based music band.

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Anatomy: “Chaav Laaga” from Sui Dhaaga

By |September 11th, 2018|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , |

Pankaj Sachdeva delves into the themes and images of Sharat Katariya's beautifully designed song, Chaav Laaga, from the upcoming SUI DHAAGA.

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The Indian Venal Code

By |September 5th, 2018|Categories: Critics Speak, reviews|Tags: , , , , , |

Rahul Desai writes about activist Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj's controversial documentary, Martyrs of Marriage.

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The Insaaf Man of Malad

By |August 31st, 2018|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , |

Pankaj Sachdeva dives deep beneath the metaphorical cape of Vikramaditya Motwane's BHAVESH JOSHI SUPERHERO.

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The Saviours of Idealism

By |August 27th, 2018|Categories: Critics Speak, Features|Tags: , , , , |

Writer Poulomi Das delves into two Hindi films where the pragmatism of the older characters shields the idealism of the vulnerable younger ones.