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IIF Podcast: The Disciple

By |May 2nd, 2021|Analysis, EditorPicksSmall, Podcasts|

Film critics Rahul Desai & Tanul Thakur chat about THE DISCIPLE, Chaitanya Tamhane's acclaimed new film.

The Ray Podcast: NAYAK

By |May 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

To mark 100 years of Satyajit Ray, we kickstart our new podcast series with a discussion on NAYAK (1966).

The cultural grief of “Ram Prasad Ki Tehrvi”

By |April 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|

A review of Seema Pahwa's solid directorial debut, RAM PRASAD KI TEHRVI, now streaming on Netflix.

Rahul Desai’s April watch-list

By |April 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

April has been a difficult month for India. Covid-19 is killing innocent citizens, cinemas have (again) closed, roads are (again) empty, there's nowhere left to go (again). While the government is pulling off a mass genocide under the guise of incompetence, some of us fortunate enough to stay indoors have further retreated into our OTT-watching shells. The Oscars are around the corner, but it doesn't feel like it. Here's a list of titles that Rahul Desai, our contributing critic, has managed to watch (and re-watch) this month. The good ones are in bold: Another Round (film) The Serpent (series) I'll Be Gone In The Dark (doc [...]

IIF Podcast: Ajeeb Daastaans

By |April 19th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Film critics Rahul Desai and Tanul Thakur discuss the Netflix anthology, AJEEB DAASTAANS.

Finding Fanny, love, happiness & closure

By |April 16th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Flashback: Here's Pankaj Sachdeva on the quirky 2014 gem, FINDING FANNY.

Movies Are Us: Syed Habeeb Tehseen

By |April 14th, 2021|Podcasts|

Movies Are Us: Syed Habeeb Tehseen speaks about Wild Strawberries, Pickpocket & Magnolia.

Review: Nomadland

By |April 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|

A review of the Chloe Zhao's Oscar-tipped NOMADLAND.

Movies Are Us: Shivani Dixit

By |April 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Movies Are Us: Journalist Shivani Dixit speaks about the films Pyaasa, Manchester By The Sea & The Pursuit of Happyness.

Pagglait: Life after death

By |April 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Pankaj Sachdeva writes about the Netflix film, Pagglait, and its visual patterns and themes.

IIF Podcast: Pagglait

By |March 31st, 2021|Uncategorized|

Film critics Rahul Desai and Tanul Thakur discuss "Pagglait" and the growing legacy of Sanya Malhotra.

The sublime grace of Chitra in Abhimaan

By |March 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Pankaj Sachdeva celebrates the grace of yesteryear actress Chitra in "Abhimaan".

Movies Are Us: Nabanita Kundu

By |March 25th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Movies Are Us: Nabanita Kundu speaks of the Ray movies Teen Kanya, Hirak Rajar Deshe and Ghare Baire.

IIF Podcast: Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar

By |March 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Rahul Desai and Tanul Thakur discuss "Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar," Dibakar Banerjee's divisive new film.

Dali: Most Challenging Moment

By |March 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Filmmaker Kabeer Khurana writes about the making of his new short film, DALI.

Movies Are Us: Mohit Chomal

By |March 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Movies Are Us: Mohit Chomal speaks about Salaam Bombay!, Maqbool, Ashani Sanket and, of course, Satyajit Ray.

IIF Podcast: Bombay Begums

By |March 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Four film critics discuss the latest Netflix series, BOMBAY BEGUMS.

A Retelling of Lootera Through its Hands

By |March 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Visual essay: A retelling of Vikramaditya Motwane's LOOTERA through its hands.