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A Year of Firsts: Best Debut Films of 2017

By |December 13th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , , |

A YEAR OF FIRSTS: We list the 13 best "first films" of Hindi cinema in 2017.

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SHALA: The Ethereal Pangs of Childhood

By |December 8th, 2017|Categories: Film Festivals, movies we loved, reviews|Tags: , , , , |

A lovely throwback to the sweet coming-of-age Marathi childhood drama, SHALA (2011), by film critic Tanul Thakur.

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Notes from an Ethno-indie Filmmaker

By |December 5th, 2017|Categories: Film Festivals, Interviews|Tags: , , , |

Our chat with the man of the hour, Malayalam director Lijo Jose Pellissery, months after his hyperkinetic indie, 'Angamaly Diaries,' captured the nation's imagination.

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The Stages of Adil Hussain

By |November 15th, 2017|Categories: Film Festivals, Interviews|Tags: , , , , , , |

We pin down the versatile Adil Hussain at this year's Dharamshala Film Festival for a freewheeling, honest conversation about his career and contemporary Hindi cinema.

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The Moon in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ouvre

By |November 11th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , |

The title says it all. Pankaj Sachdeva examines a recurring visual theme in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's filmography.

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Hardik Mehta: Musings of a “Mindie”

By |November 7th, 2017|Categories: frontslider, Interviews|Tags: , , , , , |

Our chat with National award-winning film maker, Hardik Mehta, about his inspirational journey and status as a Bombay "outsider".

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My Journey Through The Window

By |November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Filmmakers POV|Tags: , , , , |

POV: An independent director, VK Choudhary, writes extensively about the trials and tribulations of making his low-budget film, THE WINDOW.

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Diaries in Hindi Cinema

By |October 29th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , , |

Pankaj Sachdeva writes about the different kinds of narrative significance the common "diary" represents in Hindi cinema.

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A Dharamshala State of Mind

By |October 24th, 2017|Categories: Film Festivals, Interviews|Tags: , , , |

In conversation with the multi-talented Afrah Shafiq, the current manager of the Dharamshala International Film Festival, about the lovely mountain town, her eclectic career, choices and philosophy.

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MAMI 2017: The film-wise Report Card

By |October 21st, 2017|Categories: Film Festivals, movies we loved|Tags: , , |

We list down the 41 films we watched at MAMI 2017 with quick ratings, so as to help you for future viewing purposes.