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Made In Heaven: Crazy Rich Indians

By |April 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Pankaj Sachdeva delves into the crazy rich Indian world of Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti's web show, MADE IN HEAVEN: a 360-degree turn from their recent hit film, GULLY BOY.

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Flashback: Monsoon Shootout

By |March 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

A flashback to Amit Kumar's "Monsoon Shootout" - an intriguing, rough-at-the-edges film that was released five years after it was made.

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The Stages of Lalit Behl

By |March 30th, 2018|Interviews, Uncategorized|

A long, fascinating chat with veteran actor Lalit Behl, who speaks about his sprawling life and career across stage, television and cinema.

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Raincoat: Mathura Nagarpati kahe tum Gokul jao

By |July 9th, 2017|Features, reviews, Uncategorized|

Pankaj Sachdeva dissects Rituparno Ghosh's first Hindi film, the achingly beautiful "Raincoat".

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MAMI MFF ’16: Lalit Kumar “Perverted (Vikrit)”

By |October 24th, 2016|Film Festivals, Interviews, Uncategorized|

A quick chat with first-time director Lalit Kumar about his slum-based micro-budget indie, Perverted, which is part of 'The India Story' section at the Mumbai Film Festival 2016.

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Vijay Varma: The red-bloodedness of ‘PINK’

By |September 30th, 2016|Interviews, Uncategorized|

We speak to Vijay Varma, an actor who, overnight, has become a sensation for lending an uncomfortably real face to the entitled and misogynistic injustice of the film, PINK.

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In Good Shape

By |February 18th, 2016|reviews, Uncategorized|

We write about the first season of 'Not Fit', India's first mockumentary web-series about a struggling actor and his adventures in Mumbai's shifty tinsel-town inner lanes.

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2015: Hindi Movies That Nobody Watched

By |January 10th, 2016|Critics Speak, reviews, Uncategorized|

An intrepid critic lists down the little-known debacles and B-movies in 2015 that nobody (in their right mind) probably watched.

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Interview with the cast and crew of ‘Daadi’

By |May 9th, 2013|Brown Hollywood, Film Festivals, Interviews, movies we loved, NYIFF, Uncategorized|

Check out our video interview with the cast and crew of 'Daadi', including director David Andrew Stoler, producer and actor Purva Bedi, and actor Shelle Davis, at the New York Indian Film Festival!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hegop7Gvss&feature=youtu.be

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‘Anumati’ Review

By |May 8th, 2013|Uncategorized|

"Anumati", directed by Gajendra Ahire, was the winner of Best Feature Film at the 2013 New York Indian Film Festival, as well as Vikram Gokhle winning for Best Actor for his performance as the main character, Ratnakar. Courtesy of http://marathimoviemarketing.com Loss of a loved one is very difficult for many to undergo, and [...]

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Confessions from Brown Hollywood with Kiran Deol

By |May 2nd, 2013|Awards, Brown Hollywood, Film Festivals, Interviews, movies we loved, Tribeca Film Festival, Uncategorized, upcoming movies|

Last week I had the chance to sit down with the lovely and hilarious Kiran Deol during the Tribeca Film Festival. Deol plays the role of Roopa Raj in Meera Menon's award-winning film "Farah Goes Bang." In addition to being an actress who has appeared on shows like "Modern Family" and "Weeds", she also directed [...]

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Kiefer Sutherland, Kate Hudson and Riz Ahmed talk ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’

By |April 26th, 2013|Film Festivals, Interviews, movies we loved, now playing, NYIFF, Tribeca Film Festival, Uncategorized|

IIF was recently invited to partake in a small round-table discussion with "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" Director Mira Nair and cast members Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson and Kiefer Sutherland. IIF as well as a few other writers and outlets discussed everything from South Asian culture to perception in this day and age. Here are a few highlights from [...]

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Mira Nair talks ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ and perception in a post 9/11 world

By |April 26th, 2013|Brown Hollywood, Film Festivals, Interviews, movies we loved, NYIFF, Tribeca Film Festival, Uncategorized|

IIF was recently invited to partake in a small round-table discussion with "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" Director Mira Nair and cast members Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson and Kiefer Sutherland. IIF as well as a few other writers and outlets discussed everything from South Asian culture to perception in this day and age. Here are a few highlights from [...]

SAIFF 2012 kicks off tonight with the “South Asian Rising Star Film Awards”

By |October 23rd, 2012|Awards, SAIFF 2012, Uncategorized|

The South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF) kicks off tonight with an awards ceremony celebrating the rising stars of South Asian cinema. IIF will be there all week covering everything we possibly can. Below is a press release  with all the nominees and information. The festival is co-sponsored by HBO. NEW YORK CITY September 25, [...]

An interview with Sakti Sengupta, Director of NJISACF

By |October 14th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Similar to the production issues in getting an independent movie made, putting on a festival highlighting these films is no simple task. It involves fundraising, curating and creativity. Which all simply translates to a lot of late nights for Sakti Sengupta, Director of the New Jersey International South Asian Cinefest, and his staff. Mr. Sengupta [...]

IIF Exclusive: An Interview with Imtiaz Ali

By |October 8th, 2012|Interviews, NJISACF 2012, Uncategorized|

Imtiaz Ali, the director of such hits in India like "Rockstar" and "Love Aaj Kal", was in New Jersey for the weekend to introduce an independent film called "Dekh Indian Circus" at NJISACF. While he was there, he graciously took the time to speak to IIF about the definition of independent films, the challenges of [...]

“Listen Amaya” takes home top honors at NJISACF

By |October 8th, 2012|Awards, NJISACF 2012, Uncategorized|

The New Jersey Independent South Asian Cinefest has come to a close after an eventful weekend full of interesting films and visits from director Imtiaz Ali and actress Deepti Naval. "Listen Amaya", which had its east coast premiere at the festival, took home top honors for Best Feature Film and Best Director Avinash Singh. The [...]

Imtiaz Ali introduces “Dekh Indian Circus” on NJISACF’s opening night

By |October 6th, 2012|movies we loved, NJISACF 2012, Uncategorized|

Friday night kicked off the New Jersey Independent South Asian Cinefest in Edison, NJ. The theater was packed as acclaimed director Imtiaz Ali was on hand to introduce the opening night film, "Dekh Indian Circus." Ali spoke fondly of the festival's mission to promote good cinema. He cited festival director Sakti Sengupta's vision and all [...]