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IIF Podcast: Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare

By |September 21st, 2020|Analysis, EditorPicksLarge, Podcasts|

Film critics Rahul Desai and Tanul Thakur discuss DOLLY KITTY AUR WOH CHAMAKTE SITARE.

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Pankaj Sachdeva’s Hindi film trivia

By |September 19th, 2020|Analysis|

Another edition of Pankaj Sachdeva's Hindi film trivia.

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IIF Podcast: Movies Are Us #1

By |September 15th, 2020|EditorPicksLarge, Podcasts|

MOVIES ARE US: Chandni Sethi speaks about Before Sunrise, Life Is Beautiful and Thappad.

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IIF Podcast: CARGO

By |September 12th, 2020|Analysis, Podcasts|

Film critics Rahul Desai and Tanul Thakur discuss CARGO, Arati Kadav's intimate new sci-film film on Netflix.

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“The Disciple” wins FIPRESCI & Best Screenplay at Venice

By |September 12th, 2020|Film Festivals, frontslider, News, NewsDisplayLarge|

Chaitanya Tamhane's THE DISCIPLE wins FIPRESCI and the Best Screenplay award at Venice 2020.

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Film review: Cargo

By |September 9th, 2020|reviews, ReviewsDisplayLarge|

Rachit Raj reviews Arati Kadav's CARGO, the intimate new Indian sci-fi film on Netflix.

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Class of ’83: Callback to the Eighties

By |September 9th, 2020|Analysis, EditorPicksSmall|

Pankaj Sachdeva looks into Atul Sabharwal's CLASS OF '83 and its retro themes.

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There was a girl

By |September 5th, 2020|Critics Speak|

By Rahul Desai In my third year of college, the teachers marvelled at me. They cited me as an example to other students. Don’t make excuses. Be like Rahul. The more they embarrassed me like that, the more “rebellious” I tried to look. At one point, a Nike headband, two sweatbands, spiky streaked hair and a yellow Livestrong band became my reactionary choice of attire. I refused to look like an apple-polishing nerd. But the teachers’ adulation had nothing to do with my grades. My attendance was a whopping 94 percent. Anyone remotely connected to the hipster South Mumbai college [...]

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Review: Mee Raqsam

By |September 3rd, 2020|reviews, ReviewsDisplaySmall|

Rachit Raj reviews Mee Raqsam, the new Baba Azmi film paying tribute to his father and legendary Urdu poet Kaifi Azmi.

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Television in films

By |September 3rd, 2020|Analysis, AnalysisDisplayLarge|

Pankaj Sachdeva looks at the varied instances of television – both literal and figurative – in Hindi cinema.

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IIF Podcast: Writer-improviser Rohit Nair

By |September 3rd, 2020|Interviews, Podcasts|

Our latest artists' podcast features Rohit Nair, a prominent improviser and OTT screenwriter.

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IIF Podcast: CLASS OF ’83

By |September 3rd, 2020|Analysis, Podcasts|

Three film critics – Rahul Desai, Tanul Thakur and Uday Bhatia – discuss their differing opinions of Atul Sabharwal's CLASS OF '83.

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Anita: The one who got out?

By |August 21st, 2020|Film Festivals, Filmmakers POV|

Filmmaker Sushma Khadepaun writes about why she made ANITA, the first-ever Gujarati short to play at the Venice Film Festival.

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IIF Podcast: Gunjan Saxena

By |August 16th, 2020|Analysis, Podcasts|

Film critics Rahul Desai & Tanul Thankur discuss the Gunjan Saxena biopic and break into a Pankaj Tripathi rave.

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Rahul Desai’s streaming diary (August)

By |August 14th, 2020|Critics Speak|

Rahul Desai lists down the older streaming titles ("meal movies") he's revisited in August 2020.

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The Jaideep Sahni script: David v/s Goliath

By |August 11th, 2020|Analysis, EditorPicksSmall|

Pankaj Sachdeva dissects the David v/s Goliath themes of screenwriter Jaideep Sahni's storied filmography.

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Review: Pareeksha – The Final Test

By |August 7th, 2020|reviews|

Rachit Raj reviews Prakash Jha's latest, Pareeksha, a social drama streaming on Zee5.

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IIF Podcast: Shakuntala Devi, Raat Akeli Hai

By |August 4th, 2020|Analysis, Podcasts|

Four film critics discuss the week's streaming releases: Shakuntala Devi & Raat Akeli Hai.