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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 Katiyabaaz of Kanpur

By |September 2nd, 2015|Critics Speak, Features|

Film critic Tanul Thakur writes about 'Katiyabaaz', Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar's path-breaking Indian documentary about electricity, Kanpur, power and politics.

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The Real Sound of Music

By |August 22nd, 2015|Critics Speak, Interviews|

We chat with BBC Hindi's official music critic Rohwit - about his intriguing craft, and the sounds and tunes of contemporary Hindi cinema.

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2014: Little Pockets, Beating Hearts

By |July 23rd, 2015|Critics Speak, Features|

Film Critic Rahul Desai looks back on some underrated works of conviction and truth in 2014; all of them largely independent, small and brave Hindi films that defied convention.

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Ship Of Theseus (2013)

By |July 23rd, 2015|Critics Speak, reviews|

Film critic Tanul Thakur looks back at one of the defining Indian films of 2013.

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Critic’s Choice: CELLULOID MAN

By |July 18th, 2015|Critics Speak, reviews|

Film critic Mayank Shekhar writes about the CELLULOID MAN, an Indian documentary (2012) that explores the work of legendary film archivist P.K. Nair

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No Wooden Horse

By |July 4th, 2015|archive, Critics Speak|

Anhey Gorey Da Daan (2011) was a bitter pill to swallow, but a necessary one, writes film critic Aniruddha Guha

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What are Indian Indies?

By |June 29th, 2015|Critics Speak, Features|

Last year, Shyam Benegal and a few industry veterans had a panel discussion about the meaning and language of Indian Independent cinema. None of them, including the audience, came back any wiser, writes Tanul Thakur.

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The World Before Her (2014)

By |June 29th, 2015|archive, Critics Speak, reviews|

Film Critic Rahul Desai looks back on a brave film that raised the bar for non-fiction storytelling in India.