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Where no-nonsense Indian Film Critics analyse and speak about their favourite and non-favourite Indie movies.

Seeing the world through the Ozu-Flaubert lens

By |December 14th, 2022|Analysis, Critics Speak|

Rohan Murti writes about seeing the world through what he has dubbed "the Ozu-Flaubert lens".

Films & Writing#11: Rahul Desai and Pankaj Sachdeva

By |November 7th, 2022|Analysis, Critics Speak, Podcasts|

Rahul Desai and Pankaj Sachdeva return for their 11th podcast together.

“Jaws” and the fable of familyhood

By |August 20th, 2022|Analysis, Critics Speak|

Film critics Rahul Desai writes about what the classic JAWS means to him.

IIF Podcast: Jaadugar, Shabaash Mithu

By |July 19th, 2022|Analysis, Critics Speak, Podcasts|

PODCAST: Film critics Rahul Desai and Uday Bhatia discuss Jaadugar and Shabaash Mithu.

IIF Podcast: Jugjugg Jeeyo, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect

By |July 4th, 2022|Analysis, Critics Speak, Podcasts|

Film critics Rahul Desai and Uday Bhatia discuss Jugjugg Jeeyo and Rocketry: The Nambi Effect.

Rahul Desai’s streaming picks

By |August 12th, 2021|Critics Speak|

It's been a quiet few post-lockdown months in Mumbai. With everything shut after 4 PM, I found plenty of time to invade multiple streaming platforms – and watch more than I write. Here are some titles that (more or less) blew my mind: Apollo 11 (documentary, Netflix) Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (doc, Netflix) The White Lotus (mini-series, Disney+ Hotstar) The Courier (film, Amazon Prime Video) Sarpatta Parambarai (film, Amazon Prime Video) The Assistant (film, BMS Stream) CODA (film, Apple TV) Ted Lasso (series, Apple TV) Obama: In Pursuit of a more Perfect Union (Disney+ Hotstar) Hit & Run [...]

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.

The man at the dining table

By |July 27th, 2020|Critics Speak, frontslider|

A personal essay by a film critic about dinners and dining tables.

IIF Podcast: Breathe (Into the Shadows)

By |July 19th, 2020|Analysis, Critics Speak, Podcasts|

Film critics Rahul Desai & Tanul Thakur discuss their differing opinions of Breathe: Into the Shadows, before shedding light on the bigger picture of perspectives and film criticism.

IIF Podcast: The legend of Tom Hanks

By |July 18th, 2020|Analysis, Critics Speak, frontslider, Podcasts|

Film critics Rahul Desai and Uday Bhatia do a definitive, long-form Tom Hanks podcast. Because the world needs one right now.

Critic Diaries: A copy+paste tale

By |June 6th, 2020|Critics Speak, News, NewsDisplaySmall|

A film critic finds that a social media user has been passing off several published movie reviews as his own Facebook reviews. What happens next?

Critic diaries #1

By |April 23rd, 2020|Critics Speak|

Film critic Rahul Desai writes about a recent experience with a disgruntled filmmaker.

Weeks without days

By |April 14th, 2020|Critics Speak, reviews, Young Critics|

With the pandemic-stricken world in lockdown, young critic Rachit Raj mourns a life without the movies.

It’s really happening

By |March 23rd, 2020|Critics Speak|

Rahul Desai muses on a life beyond the time of the Coronavirus pandemic and social isolation.

The anti-youth of Aunty Sudha, Aunty Radha

By |March 10th, 2020|Critics Speak, reviews, ReviewsDisplayLarge|

Film critic Poulomi Das writes about Tanuja Chandra's intimate new documentary, "Aunty Sudha, Aunty Radha".

For the love of “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi”

By |March 6th, 2020|Analysis, Critics Speak|

Rahul Desai's column on the subtext of Aditya Chopra's Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.

2019: The horror of fascist systems

By |December 25th, 2019|Analysis, Critics Speak|

An essay on the movies and shows that have eerily captured the "invisible horrors" of fascist systems in 2019.

The necessary nakedness of Wildlife

By |September 14th, 2019|Analysis, Critics Speak, reviews|

Rahul Desai writes about Paul Dano's directorial debut WILDLIFE, and the uniqueness of its dysfunctional family story.

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