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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|Analysis, 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 senior Baaadal (Shaan Grover) as he wants to play the part of Bassanio as well. In connivance with the school captain Arjun (Mohommad Ali Mir), Baaadal tries to force Shay to withdraw from the play using violence and torture. The only support system Shay has [...]

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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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Growing old at the movies

By |January 16th, 2019|Analysis, Critics Speak|

Film critic Rahul Desai writes an essay associating his late grandfather with the moments of Pushan Kripalani's little-known indie, "The Threshold" (2015), which stars Neena Gupta and Rajit Kapur.

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Once Again: Pehli Baar Phir Se

By |October 15th, 2018|Analysis, Features, reviews|

Pankaj Sachdeva explores Kanwal Sethi's mature, atmospheric "Once Again" - a Netflix release starring Shefali Shah and Neeraj Kabi.

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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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The Insaaf Man of Malad

By |August 31st, 2018|Analysis, Features|

Pankaj Sachdeva dives deep beneath the metaphorical cape of Vikramaditya Motwane's BHAVESH JOSHI SUPERHERO.

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Cinematographer in focus: Pooja Gupte

By |August 18th, 2018|frontslider, Interviews|

Our interview with a prolific new-age cinematographer in Indian cinema, Pooja Gupte, who has - while breaking glass ceilings - shot some of the more interesting work in recent years.

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The eyes of “White”

By |July 29th, 2018|Filmmakers POV|

Independent Bengali filmmaker Aneek Chaudhuri writes about the journey of his new 'silent' film, WHITE, which tells the story of three strong rape survivors.

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Film Review: For Here Or To Go?

By |July 6th, 2018|reviews|

Our review of the Ali Fazal starrer, For Here Or To Go? - a small crossover film that played at MAMI 2015 and releases in Indian cinemas this week.

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Me, Myself & Indie

By |June 27th, 2018|Filmmakers POV|

Independent producer Prerana Manker writes about the chaotic art of film production, multi-tasking & the importance of finding a method to the madness.

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A Level Playing Field

By |May 30th, 2018|Critics Speak, reviews|

Film critic Rahul Desai writes about a short "sports" documentary that captures the impoverished - but inspiring - confines of rural Maharashtra.

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Untying the Ribbon

By |March 7th, 2018|frontslider, Interviews|

Our interview with Rakhee Sandilya, the debutant maker of one of the most underrated and un-seen Hindi films of 2017, RIBBON.

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Mukti Bhawan: Of Free Will

By |February 14th, 2018|Analysis, Features|

A cinephile's comparative analysis of Shubhashish Bhutiani's beautifully nuanced 2017 indie, Mukti Bhawan.

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The Knights of Comedy

By |February 6th, 2018|movies we loved, reviews|

A review of Assamese filmmaker Kenny Basumatary's charming Martial Arts comedy caper, Local Kung Fu 2.

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The story behind India’s first “Math Fiction” short film

By |January 13th, 2018|Filmmakers POV|

Indie filmmaker and ex-engineer AB Chakravorty writes about the fascinating journey of his "math fiction" short film, 90 To Win. [Cricket nerds, this is for you]

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For the love of “Love and Shukla”

By |December 27th, 2017|Film Festivals, Filmmakers POV|

The director of "Love and Shukla" writes about the journey of his little film -- one of the few Indian titles setting the film festival circuit ablaze in 2017.