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Where no-nonsense Indian Film Critics analyse and speak about their favourite and non-favourite Indie movies.

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The man at the dining table

By |July 27th, 2020|Critics Speak, frontslider|

A personal essay by a film critic about dinners and dining tables.

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IIF Podcast: Breathe (Into the Shadows)

By |July 19th, 2020|Analysis, Critics Speak, EditorPicksSmall, Podcasts|

Film critics Rahul Desai & Tanul Thakur discuss their differing opinions of Breathe: Into the Shadows, before shedding light on the bigger picture of perspectives and film criticism.

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IIF Podcast: The legend of Tom Hanks

By |July 18th, 2020|Analysis, Critics Speak, Podcasts|

Film critics Rahul Desai and Uday Bhatia do a definitive, long-form Tom Hanks podcast. Because the world needs one right now.

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Critic Diaries: A copy+paste tale

By |June 6th, 2020|Critics Speak, News, NewsDisplaySmall|

A film critic finds that a social media user has been passing off several published movie reviews as his own Facebook reviews. What happens next?

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Critic diaries #1

By |April 23rd, 2020|Critics Speak|

Film critic Rahul Desai writes about a recent experience with a disgruntled filmmaker.

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Weeks without days

By |April 14th, 2020|Critics Speak, reviews, Young Critics|

With the pandemic-stricken world in lockdown, young critic Rachit Raj mourns a life without the movies.

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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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The anti-youth of Aunty Sudha, Aunty Radha

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

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|Analysis, Critics Speak|

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

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2019: The horror of fascist systems

By |December 25th, 2019|Analysis, 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 necessary nakedness of Wildlife

By |September 14th, 2019|Analysis, Critics Speak, reviews|

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

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No country for old love

By |September 1st, 2019|Analysis, Critics Speak|

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

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Share: Play, rewind, relapse

By |August 26th, 2019|Analysis, 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|Analysis, 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.

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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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The visual language of “Once Again”

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

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|Analysis, Critics Speak, movies we loved, reviews|

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

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For the “love” of Gully Boy

By |May 24th, 2019|Analysis, Critics Speak, movies we loved, reviews|

An essay on the language of the "love story" at the core of Zoya Akhtar's GULLY BOY.