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Raazi: If the heart agrees

By |September 20th, 2018|Analysis, Features, reviews|

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. Sehmat is the twenty-year-old daughter of Hidayat Khan (Rajit Kapur) who dedicated his life to the service of his nation. He asks Sehmat to get married to a Pakistani major's son Iqbal (Vicky Kaushal) so that she can spy on the secret plans of the other nation's army and relay them to the Indian intelligence. Sehmat is raazi (in agreement) to do the same and becomes a raazi (keeper of [...]

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Par Ek Din: The haze of city voices

By |September 14th, 2018|Analysis, Critics Speak, Features|

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|Analysis, Features|

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|Critics Speak, reviews|

Rahul Desai writes about activist Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj's controversial documentary, Martyrs of Marriage.