older feature pieces (non-reviews) by critics/writers and first-person columns of indie filmmakers
Based on his own experiences, independent filmmaker Kenny Basumatary details, step-wise, the extremely important process of securing a Censor Certificate. His third film, Suspended Inspector Boro, releases in cinemas soon.
Film critic Rahul Desai throws back to the "storytelling" of the path-breaking music of Sairat - the Marathi blockbuster that subverted the norms of Indian mainstream cinema.
Pankaj Sachdeva dissects the Imtiaz Ali-written undertones of Sajid Ali's Laila Majnu (2018) - an underrated film elevated by one of the best male performances of the year.
By Pankaj Sachdeva Meghna Gulzar's Raazi is the story of Sehmat (Alia Bhatt) who is a daughter, a wife, and a spy. The film is based on Harinder Sikka's novel Calling Sehmat which itself was inspired by real events. Sehmat is the twenty-year-old daughter of Hidayat Khan (Rajit Kapur) who dedicated his life to the service of his nation. [...]