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Arrival: A film from the past about the future

By |March 2nd, 2021|Analysis, Critics Speak|

A piece on why Denis Villeneuve's ARRIVAL is the definitive pandemic film.

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The White Tiger: Escaping the darkness

By |February 24th, 2021|Analysis|

Pankaj Sachdeva delves into the themes and colours of Ramin Bahrani's THE WHITE TIGER.

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IIF Podcast: Eeb Allay Ooo!

By |February 19th, 2021|Analysis, EditorPicksLarge, Podcasts|

Critics Rahul Desai & Tanul Thakur discuss the triumph of Eeb Allay Ooo!, Prateek Vats' critically acclaimed film now streaming on Netflix.

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Something fishy in films

By |February 11th, 2021|Analysis|

Pankaj Sachdeva gets "fishy" with the movies.

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IIF Podcast: The White Tiger

By |January 26th, 2021|Analysis, Podcasts|

Film critics Rahul Desai and Tanul Thakur discuss the new Netflix film, The White Tiger.

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Is Love Enough? Sir: A Quest To Just Be

By |January 19th, 2021|Analysis, AnalysisDisplayLarge|

Pankaj Sachdeva writes about Rohena Gera's SIR, which is now streaming on Netflix.

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IIF Podcast: Pieces of a Woman

By |January 13th, 2021|Analysis, Podcasts|

Film critics Rahul Desai, Tanul Thakur and Uday Bhatia discuss the searing new Netflix drama, Pieces of a Woman.

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Memorable scenes of 2020

By |January 4th, 2021|Analysis, AnalysisDisplayLarge|

Pankaj Sachdeva writes about the most memorable scenes of Hindi cinema in 2020.

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IIF Podcast: Film criticism & Hindi cinema in 2020

By |December 31st, 2020|Analysis, Critics Speak, EditorPicksSmall, Podcasts|

Podcast: Film critics Rahul Desai and Tanul Thakur discuss the year that was, in terms of both Hindi cinema and film criticism.

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5 years of Bajirao Mastani: Of Rukmini, Krishna, Radha

By |December 18th, 2020|Analysis|

We celebrate 5 years of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's BAJIRAO MASTANI with this detailed piece about its themes and filmmaking.

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Ludo: All the World’s A Game

By |December 6th, 2020|Analysis, AnalysisDisplayLarge|

Pankaj Sachdeva writes on Anurag Basu's LUDO.

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The enduring relevance of Bakita Byaktigoto

By |November 29th, 2020|Analysis|

An essay on Pradipta Bhattacharyya's "Bakita Byaktigoto".

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IIF Podcast: SIR

By |November 22nd, 2020|Analysis, Podcasts|

Film critics Rahul Desai and Tanul Thakur discuss one of their favourite Hindi films of 2020.

  • tamasha

Tamasha: All the world’s a stage

By |November 18th, 2020|Analysis|

We celebrate 5 years of Imtiaz Ali's TAMASHA – the most divisive Hindi film of our times – with this Pankaj Sachdeva essay.

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What’s eating the audience?

By |November 14th, 2020|Analysis|

A cinema lover grapples with the conflicts of streaming-era viewing.

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IIF Podcast: Mirzapur 2, Scam 1992

By |November 6th, 2020|Analysis, Podcasts|

Film critics Rahul Desai and Tanul Thakur discuss the web shows Mirzapur 2 and Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story.

  • in the mood

In the Mood for Love: Maybe, Maybe, Maybe

By |November 1st, 2020|Analysis|

Pankaj Sachdeva dissects the visual language of that Wong kar-wai classic, In the Mood for Love.

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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.