older feature pieces (non-reviews) by critics/writers and first-person columns of indie filmmakers

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Some more Hindi film trivia

By |January 17th, 2020|Features|

Pankaj Sachdeva lists down more Hindi film trivia for hawk-eyed cinephiles.

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Memorable Hindi film scenes of 2019

By |January 10th, 2020|Features, movies we loved|

Pankaj Sachdeva writes about his favourite Hindi film scenes of 2019.

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iiF Awards, Hindi Cinema, 2019

By |December 31st, 2019|Features, movies we loved, reviews|

The definitive list of the best and worst of Hindi cinema in 2019.

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The poetic solitude of Antaheen

By |December 16th, 2019|Features|

In this detailed piece, Pankaj Sachdeva delves into the lyrical themes of Bengali film ANTAHEEN.

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Judgementall Hai Kya: Can Sita save herself?

By |December 2nd, 2019|Features|

Pankaj Sachdeva delves deep into the themes and vivid visual texture of the most fascinating Hindi film of the year, Judgementall Hai Kya.

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The five worst Hindi films of the decade

By |November 21st, 2019|Features|

We list down the five worst Bollywood movies of this decade. There were many contenders. Only a few won.

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Kabir Singh: Suffering is very personal

By |November 16th, 2019|Features|

Pankaj Sachdeva delves into the creases of the most discussed Hindi film of the year, Kabir Singh.

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Game Over: Fight like a girl

By |September 30th, 2019|Features, movies we loved|

Pankaj Sachdeva writes about the Taapsee Pannu starrer GAME OVER, Ashwin Saravanan's audacious 2019 movie about video games and sexual assault survivors.

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Nerdy movie trivia

By |September 7th, 2019|Features, movies we loved|

Pankaj Sachdeva puts together a charming list of random movie trivia – exploring everything from striking colour palettes and film posters to irreverent opening credits.

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18 Years of Dil Chahta Hai

By |August 17th, 2019|Features, movies we loved|

Pankaj Sachdeva looks back at the relationships that formed the core of the 18-year-old DIL CHAHTA HAI, the defining Hindi film of the multiplex generation.

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Awarapan: Love will set you free

By |August 6th, 2019|Features|

Pankaj Sachdeva writes about arguably Mohit Suri's best film, the 2007 romantic action thriller AWARAPAN.

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Court Judgements Citing Films

By |July 24th, 2019|Features|

We take a detailed look at the various Indian court judgements that have cited films to make their point.

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Mangoes in Hindi cinema

By |July 19th, 2019|Features, movies we loved|

A very seasonal look at fleeting cameos by everyone's favourite fruit in Hindi cinema.

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Photograph: Memories of time

By |June 26th, 2019|Features, reviews|

Pankaj Sachdeva does a deep-dive into Ritesh Batra's fourth film, PHOTOGRAPH, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra.

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Random movie trivia

By |June 3rd, 2019|Features, movies we loved|

A (random) look at a few identical film themes, hidden nuggets and striking visual cues.

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Sonchiriya: The goodness of evil

By |May 28th, 2019|Features, reviews|

Pankaj Sachdeva delves into the themes of Abhishek Chaubey's brilliant and underrated "Indian Western," Sonchiriya.

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Badla: Of Reversals and Power

By |May 8th, 2019|Features|

Pankaj Sachdeva delves into the twists and themes of Sujoy Ghosh's 2019 hit, BADLA.

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Autorickshaws in Hindi cinema

By |April 22nd, 2019|Features, movies we loved|

Pankaj Sachdeva does a roundup of the role of the modest autorickshaw – India's most loved and hated mode of everyday transport – in Hindi cinema.