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The transmutation of “Lithium”

By |March 16th, 2019|Filmmakers POV|

Director Pranjal Dua writes about the journey and making of the music video for Zykr's cover version of the classic, "Lithium".

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Big Trouble in Little Matunga

By |March 14th, 2019|Filmmakers POV, Interviews|

Director Vasan Bala writes about a childhood incident behind the nutty genre-fluidness of his latest film, a lovingly crafted homage-action-comedy called "Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota" that releases in cinemas on March 21st.

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Flashback: Monsoon Shootout

By |March 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

A flashback to Amit Kumar's "Monsoon Shootout" - an intriguing, rough-at-the-edges film that was released five years after it was made.

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Gully Boy: Apna Time Aayega

By |February 27th, 2019|Features|

Pankaj Sachdeva delves deep into Zoya Akhtar's GULLY BOY, one of the most critically acclaimed Hindi films in recent times.

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The inherent oldness of alcoholism

By |February 22nd, 2019|Features|

Alcoholism in cinema should have a language. And it needs to come from the actors. Rahul Desai writes about "addiction in the movies" here.

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In Focus: Hardik Mehta’s “Kaamyaab”

By |February 15th, 2019|Film Festivals, Interviews|

Manoj Sharma chats with Hardik Mehta, whose first feature-length film, Kaamyaab, starring Sanjay Mishra, recently screened in Paris after the 2018 Busan Film Festival.

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Elevators in Hindi cinema

By |February 12th, 2019|Features, movies we loved|

Pankaj Sachdeva returns with a fascinating trivia article about the use of "elevators" in Hindi cinema.

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Moving with the movies

By |January 28th, 2019|Film Festivals, Filmmakers POV|

"Lost the Plot" founder Nikita Naiknavare writes about Film Caravan: a one-of-a-kind travelling film, music and performing arts festival.

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Of Grieving fathers in “Manchester By The Sea” and “Talaash”

By |January 22nd, 2019|Features|

Pankaj Sachdeva writes about grief and fatherhood in two disparate but evocative films that explore this theme.

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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.