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MAMI 2018: Cinema Report Card

By |November 2nd, 2018|Film Festivals|

For those who missed the film festival and would like recommendations of which ones to find online over the next year, we list down all the 38 titles we watched at MAMI 2018.

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In Conversation with Ritu Sarin

By |October 10th, 2018|Film Festivals, Interviews|

Our chat with filmmaker-curator-indie-champion Ritu Sarin: the charming co-founder of India's most attractive film festival, DIFF (Dharamshala International Film Festival).

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A jumbled kind of Loev

By |May 10th, 2018|Critics Speak, Film Festivals, reviews|

Film critic Rahul Desai writes about Sudhanshu Saria's critically acclaimed independent film (now streaming on Netflix), LOEV.

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Documentary in focus: Martyrs Of Marriage

By |April 13th, 2018|Features, Film Festivals, Filmmakers POV|

The passionate activist-director of "Martyrs Of Marriage" - a documentary on the misuse of dowry laws - writes about her journey and lists down some valuable pointers for aspiring filmmakers.

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Film Review: MASAAN (2015)

By |April 4th, 2018|Film Festivals, movies we loved, reviews|

A throwback to one of the best Hindi films of 2015, MASAAN, directed by debutant Neeraj Ghaywan.

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For the love of “Love and Shukla”

By |December 27th, 2017|Film Festivals, Filmmakers POV|

The director of "Love and Shukla" writes about the journey of his little film -- one of the few Indian titles setting the film festival circuit ablaze in 2017.

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SHALA: The Ethereal Pangs of Childhood

By |December 8th, 2017|Film Festivals, movies we loved, reviews|

A lovely throwback to the sweet coming-of-age Marathi childhood drama, SHALA (2011), by film critic Tanul Thakur.

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Notes from an Ethno-indie Filmmaker

By |December 5th, 2017|Film Festivals, Interviews|

Our chat with the man of the hour, Malayalam director Lijo Jose Pellissery, months after his hyperkinetic indie, 'Angamaly Diaries,' captured the nation's imagination.

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The Stages of Adil Hussain

By |November 15th, 2017|Film Festivals, Interviews|

We pin down the versatile Adil Hussain at this year's Dharamshala Film Festival for a freewheeling, honest conversation about his career and contemporary Hindi cinema.

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A Dharamshala State of Mind

By |October 24th, 2017|Film Festivals, Interviews|

In conversation with the multi-talented Afrah Shafiq, the current manager of the Dharamshala International Film Festival, about the lovely mountain town, her eclectic career, choices and philosophy.

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MAMI 2017: The film-wise Report Card

By |October 21st, 2017|Film Festivals, movies we loved|

We list down the 41 films we watched at MAMI 2017 with quick ratings, so as to help you for future viewing purposes.

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In Focus: Rahul Jain’s “MACHINES”

By |October 18th, 2017|Film Festivals, Interviews|

A short chat with Rahul Jain, the director of acclaimed Indian documentary, MACHINES, which had its World Premiere at Sundance 2017, winning the Cinematography award.

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In Focus: Shlok Sharma’s ZOO

By |October 18th, 2017|Film Festivals, Interviews|

An interview with Shlok Sharma, whose second feature, ZOO, competing in the INDIA GOLD section of the Mumbai Film Festival, is the first-ever Indian film to be shot completely on an iPhone.

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MAMI 2017 (India Story): Bhasmasur

By |October 11th, 2017|Film Festivals|

The director of BHASMASUR -- a film competing in the INDIA STORY section of the Mumbai Film Festival -- writes a short note about the experience.

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PIPSI (Marathi): A producer speaks

By |October 11th, 2017|Film Festivals|

The producer of PIPSI, a marathi-language children's drama playing in Mumbai Film Festival's HALF-TICKET section, writes a few words about her big little film.

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Ralang Road: The Makers Speak

By |October 8th, 2017|Film Festivals, Filmmakers POV|

The director and producers of Sikkimese feature, Ralang Road, which has its Indian premiere at this year's Mumbai Film Festival, write about the making of their quaint "local" indie.

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Black Ticket Films: A Documentary State Of Mind

By |September 26th, 2017|Film Festivals, Interviews|

Our conversation with the Black Ticket Films' founders and dynamic Delhi-based documentary duo, Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh.

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Meenakshi Shedde: The Poetics Of Curation

By |August 29th, 2017|Critics Speak, Film Festivals, Interviews|

Priya Bhattacharji picks the brain of renowned Indian film curator and critic, Meenakshi Shedde, about her specialist field, career, changing perspectives and the perception of Indian cinema across the globe.