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The anti-youth of Aunty Sudha, Aunty Radha

By |March 10th, 2020|Critics Speak, Features, reviews, ReviewsDisplayLarge|

Film critic Poulomi Das writes about Tanuja Chandra's intimate new documentary, "Aunty Sudha, Aunty Radha".

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Gulabi Gang: What questions to ask, and when

By |November 23rd, 2018|Analysis, Critics Speak, movies we loved, reviews|

A throwback to Nishtha Jain's illuminating 2014 documentary GULABI GANG -- not to be confused with the vapid Madhuri Dixit starrer Gulaab Gang -- by award-winning film critic Tanul Thakur.

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Par Ek Din: The haze of city voices

By |September 14th, 2018|Analysis, Critics Speak, Features|

Rahul Desai writes about Par Ek Din, a 89-minute documentary (streaming on Youtube) that features the struggles of an obscure Mumbai-based music band.

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The Indian Venal Code

By |September 5th, 2018|Critics Speak, reviews|

Rahul Desai writes about activist Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj's controversial documentary, Martyrs of Marriage.

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Documentary in focus: Martyrs Of Marriage

By |April 13th, 2018|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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History, His-Story

By |January 22nd, 2018|Critics Speak, reviews|

Film critic Tanul Thakur explores the intimacy of the award-winning documentary on late film archivist P.K. Nair: CELLULOID MAN, directed by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur.

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Hardik Mehta: Musings of a “Mindie”

By |November 7th, 2017|Interviews|

Our chat with National award-winning film maker, Hardik Mehta, about his inspirational journey and status as a Bombay "outsider".

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In Focus: Rahul Jain’s “MACHINES”

By |October 18th, 2017|Film Festivals, Interviews|

A short chat with Rahul Jain, the director of acclaimed Indian documentary, MACHINES, which had its World Premiere at Sundance 2017, winning the Cinematography award.

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The Struggle for Beauty

By |May 2nd, 2017|Filmmakers POV|

Documentary maker Ashish Kumar writes about what made him put together his new film on acid attack survivors, "Beauty of Life."

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MAMI 2016: Alka Raghuram’s ‘Burqa Boxers’

By |October 23rd, 2016|Film Festivals, Interviews|

We speak to Alka Raghuram, the filmmaker of the documentary 'Burqa Boxers,' which premiered back at Locarno in 2012, and plays in the India Story section at the Mumbai Film Festival.

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Jio MAMI MFF 2016: Pankaj Johar’s ‘Cecilia’

By |October 15th, 2016|Film Festivals, Interviews|

An interview with documentary filmmaker Pankaj Johar about his moving first feature length-film 'Cecilia,' which plays in the India Story section of the Mumbai Film Festival.

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A dawn of recurring darkness

By |July 1st, 2016|reviews|

Our review of 'Fireflies in the Abyss', an affecting and well-constructed documentary about the lives of immigrant Nepali miners in Meghalaya.

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Long Live Cricket. Cricket Is Dead.

By |May 4th, 2016|reviews|

We review a startling sports documentary (released in India on TVFPlay) about two journalists out to explore "cricket's biggest ever scandal."