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Film review: Sam Mendes’ 1917

By |January 21st, 2020|Young Critics|

Aspiring film critic Rachit Raj writes about the film everyone is talking about: Sam Mendes' anti-war epic, 1917.

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The meaty metaphors of Jallikattu & Aamis

By |January 19th, 2020|Film Festivals, movies we loved, reviews|

Jayjit Sarkar, an assistant professor of English literature, writes an essay connecting Lijo Jose Pellissery's Jallikattu (2019) to Bhaskar Hazarika's Aamir (2019).

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Some more Hindi film trivia

By |January 17th, 2020|Features|

Pankaj Sachdeva lists down more Hindi film trivia for hawk-eyed cinephiles.

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Memorable Hindi film scenes of 2019

By |January 10th, 2020|Features, movies we loved|

Pankaj Sachdeva writes about his favourite Hindi film scenes of 2019.

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(Streaming) Review: Ghost Stories

By |January 5th, 2020|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj reviews the first Hindi film release of 2020, Netflix anthology GHOST STORIES.

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iiF Awards, Hindi Cinema, 2019

By |December 31st, 2019|Features, movies we loved, reviews|

The definitive list of the best and worst of Hindi cinema in 2019.

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2019: The horror of fascist systems

By |December 25th, 2019|Critics Speak|

An essay on the movies and shows that have eerily captured the "invisible horrors" of fascist systems in 2019.

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The doggedness of “Nirmal Anand ki Puppy”

By |December 18th, 2019|Filmmakers POV|

Long-time indie filmmaker Sandeep Mohan writes about the making of his latest, NIRMAL ANAND KI PUPPY, a unique film co-written by...his dog.

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The poetic solitude of Antaheen

By |December 16th, 2019|Features|

In this detailed piece, Pankaj Sachdeva delves into the lyrical themes of Bengali film ANTAHEEN.

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Streaming Review: Sarthak Dasgupta’s MUSIC TEACHER

By |December 12th, 2019|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj writes about Sarthak Dasgupta's haunting little indie, MUSIC TEACHER.

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Film review: Pati, Patni Aur Woh

By |December 10th, 2019|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj reviews Mudassar Aziz's PATI, PATNI AUR WOH, Bollywood's latest soulless interpretation of a problematic theme.

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Judgementall Hai Kya: Can Sita save herself?

By |December 2nd, 2019|Features|

Pankaj Sachdeva delves deep into the themes and vivid visual texture of the most fascinating Hindi film of the year, Judgementall Hai Kya.

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Review: The Irishman

By |November 28th, 2019|reviews|

Rachit Raj reviews Martin Scorsese latest mob movie, Netflix's THE IRISHMAN.

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(Streaming) Review: House Arrest

By |November 23rd, 2019|reviews|

Rachit Raj reviews HOUSE ARREST, a quirky Netflix Original that lacks a sense of execution.

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The five worst Hindi films of the decade

By |November 21st, 2019|Features|

We list down the five worst Bollywood movies of this decade. There were many contenders. Only a few won.

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Kabir Singh: Suffering is very personal

By |November 16th, 2019|Features|

Pankaj Sachdeva delves into the creases of the most discussed Hindi film of the year, Kabir Singh.

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Review: BALA

By |November 12th, 2019|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj reviews BALA, the latest in a string of feel-good Ayushmann Khurrana social-message entertainers.

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Review: Saand Ki Aankh

By |October 25th, 2019|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj reviews Saand Ki Aaankh, starring Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar as 60-something rural grandmothers who become senior shooting champions.