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
Rohan Murti writes about seeing the world through what he has dubbed "the Ozu-Flaubert lens".
Films & Writing#11: Rahul Desai and Pankaj Sachdeva
Rahul Desai and Pankaj Sachdeva return for their 11th podcast together.
“Jaws” and the fable of familyhood
Film critics Rahul Desai writes about what the classic JAWS means to him.
IIF Podcast: Jaadugar, Shabaash Mithu
PODCAST: Film critics Rahul Desai and Uday Bhatia discuss Jaadugar and Shabaash Mithu.
IIF Podcast: Jugjugg Jeeyo, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect
Film critics Rahul Desai and Uday Bhatia discuss Jugjugg Jeeyo and Rocketry: The Nambi Effect.
Rahul Desai’s streaming picks
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)
Rahul Desai lists down the older streaming titles ("meal movies") he's revisited in August 2020.
IIF Podcast: Breathe (Into the Shadows)
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
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
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
Film critic Rahul Desai writes about a recent experience with a disgruntled filmmaker.
Weeks without days
With the pandemic-stricken world in lockdown, young critic Rachit Raj mourns a life without the movies.
It’s really happening
Rahul Desai muses on a life beyond films...in the time of the Coronavirus pandemic and social isolation.
The anti-youth of Aunty Sudha, Aunty Radha
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”
Rahul Desai's column on the subtext of Aditya Chopra's Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
2019: The horror of fascist systems
An essay on the movies and shows that have eerily captured the "invisible horrors" of fascist systems in 2019.
The necessary nakedness of Wildlife
Rahul Desai writes about Paul Dano's directorial debut WILDLIFE, and the uniqueness of its dysfunctional family story.