Reviews of the latest (and sometimes not-so latest) independent films from South Asians everywhere.

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Streaming review: SHE

By |March 29th, 2020|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj reviews the new Netflix India series, SHE, created and co-written by Imtiaz Ali.

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Film review: KAAMYAAB

By |March 23rd, 2020|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj writes about Kaamyaab, Hardik Mehta's delightful directorial debut, starring Sanjay Mishra as a forgotten character actor in Bollywood.

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Film Review: Guilty (Netflix)

By |March 18th, 2020|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj writes about GUILTY, the uneven Netflix India original written by Kanika Dhillon and directed by Ruchi Narain.

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Film Review: RAKKHOSH (Netflix)

By |March 15th, 2020|reviews, Young Critics|

Our review of the indie, RAKKHOSH, featuring Namit Das and Sanjay Mishra, also known as "India's first POV feature film".

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Noblemen: An eye for an eye

By |February 23rd, 2020|Features, reviews|

By Pankaj Sachdeva In Noblemen, debutante director Vandana Kataria reimagines Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by setting it in a boarding school in India. Her film tells the story of Shay (Ali Haji) who is selected to play the part of Bassanio from the aforementioned play in the annual function at his school. He is bullied by his [...]

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Film review: Yours Truly

By |February 19th, 2020|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj writes about Sanjoy Nag's delightful little 2019 indie, YOURS TRULY, starring Soni Razdan.

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Film review: Teen Aur Aadha

By |February 13th, 2020|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj reviews Dar Gai's critically acclaimed film, TEEN AUR AADHA, streaming on Netflix.

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The meaty metaphors of Jallikattu & Aamis

By |January 19th, 2020|Film Festivals, movies we loved, reviews|

Jayjit Sarkar, an assistant professor of English literature, writes an essay connecting Lijo Jose Pellissery's Jallikattu (2019) to Bhaskar Hazarika's Aamir (2019).

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(Streaming) Review: Ghost Stories

By |January 5th, 2020|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj reviews the first Hindi film release of 2020, Netflix anthology GHOST STORIES.

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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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Streaming Review: Sarthak Dasgupta’s MUSIC TEACHER

By |December 12th, 2019|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj writes about Sarthak Dasgupta's haunting little indie, MUSIC TEACHER.

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Film review: Pati, Patni Aur Woh

By |December 10th, 2019|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj reviews Mudassar Aziz's PATI, PATNI AUR WOH, Bollywood's latest soulless interpretation of a problematic theme.

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Review: The Irishman

By |November 28th, 2019|reviews|

Rachit Raj reviews Martin Scorsese latest mob movie, Netflix's THE IRISHMAN.

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(Streaming) Review: House Arrest

By |November 23rd, 2019|reviews|

Rachit Raj reviews HOUSE ARREST, a quirky Netflix Original that lacks a sense of execution.

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Review: BALA

By |November 12th, 2019|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj reviews BALA, the latest in a string of feel-good Ayushmann Khurrana social-message entertainers.

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Review: Saand Ki Aankh

By |October 25th, 2019|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj reviews Saand Ki Aaankh, starring Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar as 60-something rural grandmothers who become senior shooting champions.

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Review: LAAL KAPTAAN

By |October 20th, 2019|reviews|

Rachit Raj reviews Navdeep Singh's LAAL KAPTAAN, starring Saif Ali Khan and dust.

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Review: The Sky Is Pink

By |October 12th, 2019|reviews|

Rachit Raj reviews Shonali Bose's bittersweet terminal drama, THE SKY IS PINK.