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Gulabo Sitabo: The price of life

By |July 1st, 2020|Analysis, AnalysisDisplayLarge|

Pankaj Sachdeva delves into the themes and imagery of Shoojit Sircar's GULABO SITABO.

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IIF Podcast: Aarya & Bulbbul

By |June 27th, 2020|Analysis, Podcasts|

PODCAST: Five film critics discuss Hotstar's AARYA and Netflix's BULBBUL, two drastically different but similarly themed Hindi-language releases this year.

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Kachra: A life of societal lockdown

By |June 22nd, 2020|Analysis, AnalysisDisplaySmall|

In these times of social isolation, Rachit Raj identifies a deeper significance of the character Kachra from Lagaan.

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Framed for Eternity: Sushant Singh Rajput

By |June 15th, 2020|Analysis, frontslider|

A young film critic looks within after the untimely death of Sushant Singh Rajput.

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Puppetry & Ventriloquism in Hindi Cinema

By |June 14th, 2020|Analysis, AnalysisDisplayLarge, EditorPicksSmall|

Pankaj Sachdeva delves into the narrative device of puppetry and ventriloquism in Hindi cinema.

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IIF Podcast: Chintu Ka Birthday

By |June 9th, 2020|Analysis, Podcasts|

Three film critics discuss the heck out of "Chintu Ka Birthday," the bittersweet anti-war drama streaming on Zee5.

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Understanding the trinity of Eeb Allay Ooo!

By |June 3rd, 2020|Analysis, AnalysisDisplayLarge, reviews|

Jayjit Sarkar takes a deeper look at the trinity – the man, the animal, the God – of Prateek Vats' Eeb Allay Ooo!

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Thappad: A sky of my own

By |May 21st, 2020|Analysis, AnalysisDisplayLarge|

Pankaj Sachdeva delves deep into the subtext of Anubhav Sinha's THAPPAD.

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IIF Podcast: The Sports Movie Nuts

By |May 15th, 2020|Analysis, Podcasts|

Film critics Rahul Desai and Uday Bhatia have a long, geeky discussion about their favourite "comfort-food" sports movies.

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Making peace: Irrfan and I

By |May 14th, 2020|Analysis|

Ronak Gupta writes a personal ode to the late Irrfan Khan.

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IIF Podcast: A Dubbing Artist Speaks

By |May 10th, 2020|Analysis, Podcasts|

Filmmaker Vaibhav Munjal chats with dubbing and voiceover artist Barkha Swaroop Saxena about the significance of her craft in today's film industry.

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IIF Podcast: The legend of Irrfan

By |May 1st, 2020|Analysis, Podcasts|

Listen to film critics Rahul Desai and Uday Bhatia trade thoughts about the late Irrfan Khan.

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Remembering Irrfan Khan

By |May 1st, 2020|Analysis|

A TRIBUTE: Irrfan Khan turned that silent gaze into a sharp, penetrative stare at the system that defeated him for years.

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Chhapaak: Don’t Be A Nirashavadi

By |April 28th, 2020|Analysis, Features|

Pankaj Sachdeva delves deep into Meghna Gulzar's CHHAPAAK.

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The loneliness of “Tanhayee”

By |April 9th, 2020|Analysis, AnalysisDisplayLarge, 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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Love Aaj Kal (2020): 2+2=5

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

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

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For the love of “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi”

By |March 6th, 2020|Analysis, 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|Analysis, Features|

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