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  • Wildlife

The necessary nakedness of Wildlife

By |September 14th, 2019|Critics Speak|

Rahul Desai writes about Paul Dano's directorial debut WILDLIFE, and the uniqueness of its dysfunctional family story.

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Nerdy movie trivia

By |September 7th, 2019|Features, movies we loved|

Pankaj Sachdeva puts together a charming list of random movie trivia – exploring everything from striking colour palettes and film posters to irreverent opening credits.

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No country for old love

By |September 1st, 2019|Critics Speak|

A column on Aadish Keluskar's JAOO KAHAN BATA AE DIL.

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Dar Gai: The Queen of Edginess

By |September 1st, 2019|Interviews|

An interview with eclectic filmmaker Dar Gai, a Ukrainian national who has taken the Indian indie filmmaking scene by storm over the last few years.

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Share: Play, rewind, relapse

By |August 26th, 2019|Critics Speak, Film Festivals, reviews|

Film critic Poulomi Das writes about SHARE, Pippa Bianco's breakout high-school drama about the unending trauma of a teenaged assault survivor in the internet age.

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The Bombay of modern Hindi cinema

By |August 20th, 2019|Critics Speak|

We take a look how a certain dimension of Maximum City – "the immigrant's Mumbai" – is being represented in contemporary Hindi cinema and short films.

  • dch

18 Years of Dil Chahta Hai

By |August 17th, 2019|Features, movies we loved|

Pankaj Sachdeva looks back at the relationships that formed the core of the 18-year-old DIL CHAHTA HAI, the defining Hindi film of the multiplex generation.

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Desi pulp ka pasha: Crime, lust & honey

By |August 10th, 2019|Critics Speak, reviews|

We look back at Desi Pulp ka Pasha, a short documentary about the creator of smutty true-crime spreads like Madhur Kathayen, Crime & Detective and Manohar Kahaniyaan.

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Awarapan: Love will set you free

By |August 6th, 2019|Features|

Pankaj Sachdeva writes about arguably Mohit Suri's best film, the 2007 romantic action thriller AWARAPAN.

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Sid Meer and the colours of indie India

By |July 29th, 2019|Interviews|

We have a long overdue conversation with Sid Meer – post-production wizard, master colourist and 'Bridge Postworks' founder – about the specifics of his craft and the "look" of indie filmmaking in India.

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Court Judgements Citing Films

By |July 24th, 2019|Features|

We take a detailed look at the various Indian court judgements that have cited films to make their point.

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Mangoes in Hindi cinema

By |July 19th, 2019|Features, movies we loved|

A very seasonal look at fleeting cameos by everyone's favourite fruit in Hindi cinema.

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RAKKHOSH: The making of India’s first POV film

By |July 13th, 2019|Filmmakers POV|

Creative producer Prashen H. Kyawal writes about the fulfilling and challenging journey of making India's first POV film, RAKKHOSH, which is now streaming on Netflix.

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The visual language of “Once Again”

By |July 10th, 2019|Critics Speak, movies we loved|

Film critic Rahul Desai writes about the visual language and curious frames of Kanwal Sethi's 'middle-aged love story,' ONCE AGAIN.

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The tragic masculinity of Music Teacher

By |July 2nd, 2019|Critics Speak, movies we loved, reviews|

An essay on the haunted protagonist of Sarthak Dasgupta's MUSIC TEACHER.

  • Sanya Malhotra and Nawazuddin Siddiqui appear in Photograph by Ritesh Batra, an official selection of the Premieres program at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute. 

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Photograph: Memories of time

By |June 26th, 2019|Features, reviews|

Pankaj Sachdeva does a deep-dive into Ritesh Batra's fourth film, PHOTOGRAPH, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra.

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Urban existentialism in a Turkish tragicomedy

By |June 20th, 2019|Film Festivals, reviews|

Rahul Desai writes about a game-changing Turkish drama that premiered at the 2018 Tokyo International Film Festival.

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Megha Ramaswamy on being “the odd” one in

By |June 14th, 2019|Film Festivals, Interviews|

An interview with hybrid filmmaker Megha Ramaswamy, whose new music-themed series, The Odds, featuring Abhay Deol and Yashaswini Dayama, is setting the festival circuit alive.