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Growing old at the movies

By |January 16th, 2019|Critics Speak|

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.

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Manmarziyaan: Let your soul fly

By |January 11th, 2019|Features, reviews|

Pankaj Sachdeva delves into the politics of love and cinematic inspiration in Anurag Kashyap's Manmarziyaan (2018).

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Food Lessons from Hindi Cinema in 2018

By |January 4th, 2019|Features, reviews|

A unique Hindi cinema year-ender for 2018 by Pankaj Sachdeva detailing an old Indian favourite: Food in films

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iiF Awards, Hindi Cinema, 2018

By |December 31st, 2018|Awards, Features, movies we loved, reviews|

The fourth edition of our custom-made iiF Awards is here. Rewarding the best and worst of Hindi cinema in 2018.

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The immortality of grief

By |December 26th, 2018|Critics Speak, Features, reviews|

A rock-climbing documentary and a space biopic collide to form a celestial body of fragile humanity.

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Payal Kapadia: The narrative of change

By |December 26th, 2018|Interviews|

A chat with filmmaker Payal Kapadia - an independent FTII student whose shorts have traveled to the biggest global film festivals - about her new award-winning documentary and the kind of cinema she strives to create.

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Film Review: Sudani From Nigeria

By |December 21st, 2018|reviews|

A lawyer and movie enthusiast writes about why Sudani From Nigeria, a cross-cultural Malayalam title, is both a personal film and a communal experience.

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In Conversation with “Poster Boy” Raj Khatri

By |December 18th, 2018|Filmmakers POV, Interviews|

Our 'graphic' chat with the passionate Raj Khatri, one of the foremost movie-poster designers in India, about his craft, his personal work and the perception of poster art in a nation still coming to terms with the key mediums of moviemaking.

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The Circus of Cinema

By |December 15th, 2018|Features, movies we loved|

Film essayist Pankaj Sachdeva delves into the depictions of the "Circus" - a dying art - in Hindi cinema.

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How To Get A Censor Certificate

By |December 7th, 2018|Features, Filmmakers POV|

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|Interviews|

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|Critics Speak, Features|

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|Features, reviews|

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|Critics Speak, movies we loved, reviews|

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|Features, movies we loved|

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|Critics Speak, Features|

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|Features|

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|Features, Filmmakers POV|

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