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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.

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The artist of time

By |August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Features, Interviews|Tags: , , , , |

We chat with the timeless, energetic and eloquent master of all trades and jack of none: musician-actor-writer-director-creator Luke Kenny.

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Cinematographer in focus: Pooja Gupte

By |August 18th, 2018|Categories: frontslider, Interviews|Tags: , , , , |

Our interview with a prolific new-age cinematographer in Indian cinema, Pooja Gupte, who has - while breaking glass ceilings - shot some of the more interesting work in recent years.

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Short in focus: India’s Tryst with Destiny

By |August 13th, 2018|Categories: Filmmakers POV|Tags: , , , , |

Filmmaker Moumita Pal writes about the conception and vision of her intriguing 'free verse' short film, India's Tryst with Destiny.

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Lust Stories: Heart Matters

By |August 10th, 2018|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , , , |

Pankaj Sachdeva dives deep into the most talked-about Indian anthology film of the year, LUST STORIES.