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Serious Men: Finding the light

By |October 17th, 2020|Analysis, AnalysisDisplayLarge|

Pankaj Sachdeva writes about the themes – light, language – of Sudhir Mishra's Netflix film, SERIOUS MEN.

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Movies Are Us: Ayushi Anand

By |October 13th, 2020|Podcasts|

Movies Are Us: Ayushi Anand speaks about the three films – Amelie, A Separation, My Blueberry Nights – that changed her life.

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Movies Are Us: Madhuram Aparajita

By |October 10th, 2020|Podcasts|

Lawyer and disability rights activist Madhuram Aparajita speaks about the three films that changed her life.

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Sai Sharma: The art of production design

By |October 9th, 2020|Filmmakers POV|

Production designer Sai Sharma delves into the step-by-step process of his craft: a crucial cog in the filmmaking wheel.

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IIF Podcast: Halahal, Serious Men

By |October 5th, 2020|Analysis, Podcasts|

Film critics Rahul Desai and Tanul Thakur discuss two films: HALAHAL (Eros Now) and SERIOUS MEN (Netflix).

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Smell in cinema

By |October 2nd, 2020|Analysis, AnalysisDisplayLarge|

Pankaj Sachdeva writes about "smell" – and its sociocultural language – in Hindi cinema.

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Movies Are Us: Kruti Kattige

By |September 29th, 2020|Podcasts|

MOVIES ARE US: 24-year-old architect Kruti Kattige speaks about Kapoor & Sons, Yes Man and I Feel Pretty.

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I’m Thinking of Ending Things: A snapshot of thought

By |September 24th, 2020|reviews|

Rachit Raj reviews Charlie Kaufman's enigmatic new Netflix film, I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS.

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IIF Podcast: Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare

By |September 21st, 2020|Analysis, 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|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, News, NewsDisplaySmall|

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|

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.