The Cutting Edge


Apurva Asrani, the writer and editor of the upcoming 'Aligarh', speaks to iiF about the film, his craft, career, collaborator Hansal Mehta and film criticism.

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The Martial Artist of DIY


Filmmaker and actor Kenny Basumatary writes about the lessons he learned while making his distinctive, Assamese martial-arts comedy, 'Local Kung Fu'.

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Life Before Wicket


We look back at the documentary 'Beyond All Boundaries' - a quiet, multi-narrative film that explores the struggles of three ordinary Indians using their burning passion - cricket - as an escape from life.

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A Dog Day Aftermath


We look back at Feroz Abbas Khan's powerful, patchy sociopolitical satire 'Dekh Tamasha Dekh'; a film with some unforgettable cinematic moments, derivative imagery, and no protagonist.

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Manjunath (2014)


We look back at Sandeep Varma's 'Manjunath' - half docudrama, half biopic - a film that is startling in its simplicity, and makes us feel for its wronged (and very real) protagonist.

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Kashmir In His Heart

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First-generation American filmmaker with Kashmiri roots Musa Syed speaks to critic Aniruddha Guha about his father, Kashmir and his Sundance-winning feature, 'Valley Of Saints'.

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The Katiyabaaz of Kanpur


Film critic Tanul Thakur writes about 'Katiyabaaz', Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar's path-breaking Indian documentary about electricity, Kanpur, power and politics.

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Clown Prince Of Independence


Upcoming filmmaker Rukshana Tabassum sits down for a long, inquisitive chat with accidental actor and accomplished filmmaker Rajat Kapoor - about all things 'Aankhon Dekhi', theatre, struggling, producers, indies, stars and life.

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See much evil, hear no evil


Aankhon Dekhi, one of the finest Indian films of 2014, still shines bright in our minds. We explore and dissect the legend of 'Bauji' - brought to life by the inimitable Sanjay Mishra.

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The Merchant Of Mumbai

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Producer Shaan Vyas (Kshay, Masaan, Zubaan) gives us a rather impassioned insight into the world of film production, film festivals and globe-trotting.

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