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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, EditorPicksSmall, Podcasts|

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

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Tamasha: All the world’s a stage

By |November 18th, 2020|Analysis, EditorPicksLarge|

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.

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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.

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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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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: 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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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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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: 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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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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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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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.