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The best of MAMI 2019

By |October 25th, 2019|Film Festivals|

We present to you the best of world cinema – rated from 2 stars to 5 stars – from MAMI 2019.

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MAMI 2019: The best possible schedule

By |October 15th, 2019|Film Festivals|

The best possible (suburban) schedule for your 2019 MAMI Mumbai Film Festival.

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Share: Play, rewind, relapse

By |August 26th, 2019|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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Urban existentialism in a Turkish tragicomedy

By |June 20th, 2019|Film Festivals, reviews|

Rahul Desai writes about a game-changing Turkish drama that premiered at the 2018 Tokyo International Film Festival.

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Megha Ramaswamy on being “the odd” one in

By |June 14th, 2019|Film Festivals, Interviews|

An interview with hybrid filmmaker Megha Ramaswamy, whose new music-themed series, The Odds, featuring Abhay Deol and Yashaswini Dayama, is setting the festival circuit alive.

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In Focus: Hardik Mehta’s “Kaamyaab”

By |February 15th, 2019|Film Festivals, Interviews|

Manoj Sharma chats with Hardik Mehta, whose first feature-length film, Kaamyaab, starring Sanjay Mishra, recently screened in Paris after the 2018 Busan Film Festival.

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Moving with the movies

By |January 28th, 2019|Film Festivals, Filmmakers POV|

"Lost the Plot" founder Nikita Naiknavare writes about Film Caravan: a one-of-a-kind travelling film, music and performing arts festival.

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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.