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Diaries in Hindi Cinema

By |October 29th, 2017|Analysis, Features|

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|Film Festivals, Interviews|

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|Film Festivals, movies we loved|

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

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In Focus: Rahul Jain’s “MACHINES”

By |October 18th, 2017|Film Festivals, Interviews|

A short chat with Rahul Jain, the director of acclaimed Indian documentary, MACHINES, which had its World Premiere at Sundance 2017, winning the Cinematography award.

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In Focus: Shlok Sharma’s ZOO

By |October 18th, 2017|Film Festivals, Interviews|

An interview with Shlok Sharma, whose second feature, ZOO, competing in the INDIA GOLD section of the Mumbai Film Festival, is the first-ever Indian film to be shot completely on an iPhone.

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MAMI 2017 (India Story): Bhasmasur

By |October 11th, 2017|Film Festivals|

The director of BHASMASUR -- a film competing in the INDIA STORY section of the Mumbai Film Festival -- writes a short note about the experience.

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PIPSI (Marathi): A producer speaks

By |October 11th, 2017|Film Festivals|

The producer of PIPSI, a marathi-language children's drama playing in Mumbai Film Festival's HALF-TICKET section, writes a few words about her big little film.

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Mumbai Film Festival 2017: VICTOR’S HISTORY

By |October 9th, 2017|Interviews|

A brief chat with Nicholas Chevaillier, the director of "Victor's History" -- an engaging 78-minute documentary-style film playing as part of Mumbai Film Festival's "Discovering India" section.

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Ralang Road: The Makers Speak

By |October 8th, 2017|Film Festivals, Filmmakers POV|

The director and producers of Sikkimese feature, Ralang Road, which has its Indian premiere at this year's Mumbai Film Festival, write about the making of their quaint "local" indie.

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The Cancers of Devashish Makhija’s “AJJI”

By |October 6th, 2017|Interviews|

An extensive chat with filmmaker Devashish Makhija about "AJJI," which plays in the India Gold section of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, 2017.

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Lipstick Under My Burkha: Dreams of Desire

By |October 1st, 2017|Analysis, Features|

Our intrepid film analyst is back with a sharp, observational piece about Alankrita Srivastava's indie hit, LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA.