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The transmutation of “Lithium”

By |March 16th, 2019|Categories: Filmmakers POV|Tags: , , , , |

Director Pranjal Dua writes about the journey and making of the music video for Zykr's cover version of the classic, "Lithium".

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Big Trouble in Little Matunga

By |March 14th, 2019|Categories: Filmmakers POV, Interviews|Tags: , , , |

Director Vasan Bala writes about a childhood incident behind the nutty genre-fluidness of his latest film, a lovingly crafted homage-action-comedy called "Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota" that releases in cinemas on March 21st.

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Flashback: Monsoon Shootout

By |March 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

A flashback to Amit Kumar's "Monsoon Shootout" - an intriguing, rough-at-the-edges film that was released five years after it was made.

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Gully Boy: Apna Time Aayega

By |February 27th, 2019|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , |

Pankaj Sachdeva delves deep into Zoya Akhtar's GULLY BOY, one of the most critically acclaimed Hindi films in recent times.

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The inherent oldness of alcoholism

By |February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , |

Alcoholism in cinema should have a language. And it needs to come from the actors. Rahul Desai writes about "addiction in the movies" here.

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In Focus: Hardik Mehta’s “Kaamyaab”

By |February 15th, 2019|Categories: Film Festivals, Interviews|Tags: , , , |

Manoj Sharma chats with Hardik Mehta, whose first feature-length film, Kaamyaab, starring Sanjay Mishra, recently screened in Paris after the 2018 Busan Film Festival.

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Elevators in Hindi cinema

By |February 12th, 2019|Categories: Features, movies we loved|Tags: , , |

Pankaj Sachdeva returns with a fascinating trivia article about the use of "elevators" in Hindi cinema.

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Moving with the movies

By |January 28th, 2019|Categories: Film Festivals, Filmmakers POV|Tags: , , , |

"Lost the Plot" founder Nikita Naiknavare writes about Film Caravan: a one-of-a-kind travelling film, music and performing arts festival.

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Of Grieving fathers in “Manchester By The Sea” and “Talaash”

By |January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , |

Pankaj Sachdeva writes about grief and fatherhood in two disparate but evocative films that explore this theme.

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Growing old at the movies

By |January 16th, 2019|Categories: Critics Speak|Tags: , , , , , |

Film critic Rahul Desai writes an essay associating his late grandfather with the moments of Pushan Kripalani's little-known indie, "The Threshold" (2015), which stars Neena Gupta and Rajit Kapur.