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The loneliness of “Tanhayee”

By |April 9th, 2020|Features|

In these times of social isolation, Pankaj Sachdeva writes on Tanhayee, the definitive song on loneliness from Dil Chahta Hai.

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Fail better, no doubt, but fail publicly

By |April 4th, 2020|Filmmakers POV|

Indie filmmaker Stanzin Raghu ruminates on the meaning of "failure" in context of today's world.

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Love Aaj Kal (2020): 2+2=5

By |April 1st, 2020|Features, Uncategorized|

Pankaj Sachdeva returns with a detailed piece on Imtiaz Ali's latest divisive film, Love Aaj Kal (2020).

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Streaming review: SHE

By |March 29th, 2020|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj reviews the new Netflix India series, SHE, created and co-written by Imtiaz Ali.

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It’s really happening

By |March 23rd, 2020|Critics Speak|

Rahul Desai muses on a life beyond films...in the time of the Coronavirus pandemic and social isolation.

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Film review: KAAMYAAB

By |March 23rd, 2020|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj writes about Kaamyaab, Hardik Mehta's delightful directorial debut, starring Sanjay Mishra as a forgotten character actor in Bollywood.

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Film Review: Guilty (Netflix)

By |March 18th, 2020|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj writes about GUILTY, the uneven Netflix India original written by Kanika Dhillon and directed by Ruchi Narain.

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Film Review: RAKKHOSH (Netflix)

By |March 15th, 2020|reviews, Young Critics|

Our review of the indie, RAKKHOSH, featuring Namit Das and Sanjay Mishra, also known as "India's first POV feature film".

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The anti-youth of Aunty Sudha, Aunty Radha

By |March 10th, 2020|Critics Speak, Features|

Film critic Poulomi Das writes about Tanuja Chandra's intimate new documentary, "Aunty Sudha, Aunty Radha".

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For the love of “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi”

By |March 6th, 2020|Critics Speak|

Rahul Desai's column on the subtext of Aditya Chopra's Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.

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Staircases in films

By |February 29th, 2020|Features|

Pankaj Sachdeva writes about the various roles – villain, hero, romantic device – that staircases have assumed in films over the years.

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Noblemen: An eye for an eye

By |February 23rd, 2020|Features, reviews|

By Pankaj Sachdeva In Noblemen, debutante director Vandana Kataria reimagines Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by setting it in a boarding school in India. Her film tells the story of Shay (Ali Haji) who is selected to play the part of Bassanio from the aforementioned play in the annual function at his school. He is bullied by his [...]

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Film review: Yours Truly

By |February 19th, 2020|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj writes about Sanjoy Nag's delightful little 2019 indie, YOURS TRULY, starring Soni Razdan.

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Film review: Teen Aur Aadha

By |February 13th, 2020|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj reviews Dar Gai's critically acclaimed film, TEEN AUR AADHA, streaming on Netflix.

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KPFF2020: Watching “Eeb Allay Ooo!”

By |February 10th, 2020|Film Festivals, Young Critics|

Young cinephile Debanjan Dhar writes about his experience of watching Prateek Vats' Eeb Allay Ooo! at the People's Film Festival of Kolkata.

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New voice: Prateek Vats on Eeb Allay Ooo!

By |February 8th, 2020|Film Festivals, Interviews|

Our interview with the eloquent Prateek Vats, whose debut feature EEB ALLAY OOO! has been selected at the prestigious Berlinale 2020 after winning the Golden Gateway at MAMI 2019.

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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).