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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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IIF Awards, Hindi Cinema, 2016

By |December 25th, 2016|Awards, Critics Speak, Features, movies we loved, reviews|

Our year-ender piece -- an 'awards' take, with various dubious and real categories, on the best and worst of Hindi cinema (Bollywood) in 2016.

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The Incessant Restlessness of Adolescence

By |December 20th, 2016|Critics Speak, movies we loved, reviews|

Tanul Thakur writes about arguably India's most popular cult film (paradoxically true) ever made, Kamal Swaroop's gleefully contradictory and endlessly enigmatic 'Om Dar-B-Dar'.

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Evaluating Nasir Husain’s Music, Masti & Modernity.

By |November 14th, 2016|Critics Speak, Features|

Literature: An exclusive excerpt from author Akshay Manwani's latest book deconstructing the cinema of yesteryear filmmaker, Nasir Husain.

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PARCHED: Fifty Shades of thirst

By |September 23rd, 2016|Critics Speak, Features, reviews|

Rahul Desai writes about Leena Yadav's PARCHED -- an effective, if slightly laborious, film about three rural Indian women aching to break free.

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The perils of privilege

By |August 17th, 2016|Analysis, Critics Speak, movies we loved|

A write-up on Zoya Akhtar's definitive and immensely re-watchable Patch-Addams family ensemble film, Dil Dhadakne Do.

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The Eternal Moonlight of Spotted Minds.

By |July 26th, 2016|archive, Critics Speak, movies we loved, reviews|

We look back on a beguiling American indie called Comet (2014), now known as the calling card of 'Mr. Robot' creator Sam Esmail.

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When madness is born to die

By |May 9th, 2016|Critics Speak, Features, reviews|

An in-depth analysis of Nagraj Manjule's soaring Marathi-language sophomore feature film, Sairat.

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Genie, You’re Free

By |March 24th, 2016|Critics Speak, Features|

Film critic Rahul Desai writes a brief, moving tribute to iconic actor/comedian Robin Williams -- the clown who forgot how to smile.

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Conversations With Baradwaj Rangan

By |March 6th, 2016|Critics Speak, Interviews|

Tanul Thakur and Rahul Desai set out to interview -- and explore the vast intellect of -- film critic and 'The Hindu' Senior Deputy Editor Baradwaj Rangan, one of Indian cinema's foremost thinkers and definitive voices.

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Our World, and Theirs

By |February 15th, 2016|Critics Speak, movies we loved, reviews|

A throwback to the kitschy, seedy and unforgettable C-grade universe of Ashim Ahluwalia's 'Miss Lovely', by film critic Tanul Thakur.

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Dad, We’re Home

By |February 4th, 2016|Critics Speak|

Film critic Rahul Desai introspects deep within, and finds parallels between Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska' and his own life.

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A Filmistaan State Of Mind

By |January 27th, 2016|Critics Speak|

A profile of Inaamulhaq, the spunky actor who has been in the news lately for his villainous turn in AIRLIFT.

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2015: Hindi Movies That Nobody Watched

By |January 10th, 2016|Critics Speak, reviews, Uncategorized|

An intrepid critic lists down the little-known debacles and B-movies in 2015 that nobody (in their right mind) probably watched.

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The Deaf Leopards of 2015

By |December 27th, 2015|Critics Speak, reviews|

An anonymous music vigilante lists the 8 WORST Hindi film albums of 2015. In the process, he/she risks being lynched by tone-deaf producers and music directors who seem to be scoring for weddings instead of movies.

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Fandry: The Shame Of Being Different

By |December 17th, 2015|Critics Speak, reviews|

Film critic Tanul Thakur writes about the charming little Marathi-language film, Nagraj Manjule's 'Fandry'.

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Film Criticism: An Art for an Art

By |October 8th, 2015|Critics Speak|

Film critic Rahul Desai writes an intimate piece about the love, frustrations and emotions that come with being a reviewer.

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A Dog Day Aftermath

By |September 22nd, 2015|Critics Speak, reviews|

We look back at Feroz Abbas Khan's powerful, patchy sociopolitical satire 'Dekh Tamasha Dekh'; a film with some unforgettable cinematic moments, derivative imagery, and no protagonist.

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Kashmir In His Heart

By |September 4th, 2015|Critics Speak, Features|

First-generation American filmmaker with Kashmiri roots Musa Syed speaks to critic Aniruddha Guha about his father, Kashmir and his Sundance-winning feature, 'Valley Of Saints'.