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How To Get A Censor Certificate

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

Based on his own experiences, independent filmmaker Kenny Basumatary details, step-wise, the extremely important process of securing a Censor Certificate. His third film, Suspended Inspector Boro, releases in cinemas soon.

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Ruchir Arun: On making the “little things” count

By |December 6th, 2018|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , , |

Our chat with filmmaker and FTII alumnus Ruchir Arun, the man behind all the successful "little things" of India's new-age web entertainment industry.

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Sairat: The Symphony of Cloud Nine

By |November 30th, 2018|Categories: Critics Speak, Features|Tags: , , |

Film critic Rahul Desai throws back to the "storytelling" of the path-breaking music of Sairat - the Marathi blockbuster that subverted the norms of Indian mainstream cinema.

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Laila Majnu: Love is Madness

By |November 27th, 2018|Categories: Features, reviews|Tags: , , , , |

Pankaj Sachdeva dissects the Imtiaz Ali-written undertones of Sajid Ali's Laila Majnu (2018) - an underrated film elevated by one of the best male performances of the year.

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Gulabi Gang: What questions to ask, and when

By |November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Critics Speak, movies we loved, reviews|Tags: , , , |

A throwback to Nishtha Jain's illuminating 2014 documentary GULABI GANG -- not to be confused with the vapid Madhuri Dixit starrer Gulaab Gang -- by award-winning film critic Tanul Thakur.

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Mulk: When Your Own Disown You

By |November 19th, 2018|Categories: Features, movies we loved|Tags: , , , , |

Pankaj Sachdeva deep-dives into one of the most passionately argued, well-acted and progressive Hindi films of 2018.

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The anatomy of movie marriages

By |November 13th, 2018|Categories: Critics Speak, Features|Tags: , , , |

Film critic Rahul Desai explores the narrative language of "marriage" in modern Hindi cinema.

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Breaking the Fourth Wall in Hindi Cinema

By |November 9th, 2018|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

Pankaj Sachdeva delves into the various ways Bollywood characters break the fourth wall in the movies.

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The musicality of narrative film

By |November 4th, 2018|Categories: Features, Filmmakers POV|Tags: , , , |

Young filmmaker Kabeer Khurana writes, through his own personal experiences as a director, about a very underrated aspect of filmmaking: the musicality.

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MAMI 2018: Cinema Report Card

By |November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Film Festivals|Tags: , , , |

For those who missed the film festival and would like recommendations of which ones to find online over the next year, we list down all the 38 titles we watched at MAMI 2018.