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

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A jumbled kind of Loev

By |May 10th, 2018|Analysis, Critics Speak, Film Festivals, reviews|

Film critic Rahul Desai writes about Sudhanshu Saria's critically acclaimed independent film (now streaming on Netflix), LOEV.

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Ankhon Dekhi: Seen, But Not Felt

By |February 20th, 2018|Critics Speak, reviews|

THROWBACK: Film critic Tanul Thakur wrote about Rajat Kapoor's Ankhon Dekhi in 2014 - the breakout indie of the year, and Sanjai Mishra's finest performance.

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History, His-Story

By |January 22nd, 2018|Critics Speak, reviews|

Film critic Tanul Thakur explores the intimacy of the award-winning documentary on late film archivist P.K. Nair: CELLULOID MAN, directed by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur.

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Meenakshi Shedde: The Poetics Of Curation

By |August 29th, 2017|Critics Speak, Film Festivals, Interviews|

Priya Bhattacharji picks the brain of renowned Indian film curator and critic, Meenakshi Shedde, about her specialist field, career, changing perspectives and the perception of Indian cinema across the globe.

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10 ml Love: The Glass is More Than Half Empty

By |August 27th, 2017|Critics Speak, reviews|

An analysis of one of the more interesting indies of 2012 -- Sharat Katariya's (Dum Laga Ke Haisha) first film, 10ml Love.

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A Masterclass with ‘Baahubali’ DoP, K.K. Senthil Kumar

By |March 24th, 2017|Analysis, Critics Speak, Features, Film Festivals|

A summary of an invaluable cinematography masterclass conducted by K.K. Senthil Kumar -- the DoP of the epic, Baahubali, and its much-anticipated upcoming sequel.

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The Third Wheels of 2016

By |December 27th, 2016|Awards, Critics Speak, Features, movies we loved, reviews|

Our list of the "third wheels" in Hindi cinema of 2016 -- the unsung side-heroes, fleeting faces and cameos of films this year.

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IIF Awards, Hindi Cinema, 2016

By |December 25th, 2016|Awards, Critics Speak, Features, movies we loved, reviews|

Our year-ender piece -- an 'awards' take, with various dubious and real categories, on the best and worst of Hindi cinema (Bollywood) in 2016.

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The Incessant Restlessness of Adolescence

By |December 20th, 2016|Critics Speak, movies we loved, reviews|

Tanul Thakur writes about arguably India's most popular cult film (paradoxically true) ever made, Kamal Swaroop's gleefully contradictory and endlessly enigmatic 'Om Dar-B-Dar'.

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Evaluating Nasir Husain’s Music, Masti & Modernity.

By |November 14th, 2016|Critics Speak, Features|

Literature: An exclusive excerpt from author Akshay Manwani's latest book deconstructing the cinema of yesteryear filmmaker, Nasir Husain.

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PARCHED: Fifty Shades of thirst

By |September 23rd, 2016|Critics Speak, Features, reviews|

Rahul Desai writes about Leena Yadav's PARCHED -- an effective, if slightly laborious, film about three rural Indian women aching to break free.

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The perils of privilege

By |August 17th, 2016|Analysis, Critics Speak, movies we loved|

A write-up on Zoya Akhtar's definitive and immensely re-watchable Patch-Addams family ensemble film, Dil Dhadakne Do.

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The Eternal Moonlight of Spotted Minds.

By |July 26th, 2016|archive, Critics Speak, movies we loved, reviews|

We look back on a beguiling American indie called Comet (2014), now known as the calling card of 'Mr. Robot' creator Sam Esmail.

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When madness is born to die

By |May 9th, 2016|Critics Speak, Features, reviews|

An in-depth analysis of Nagraj Manjule's soaring Marathi-language sophomore feature film, Sairat.

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Genie, You’re Free

By |March 24th, 2016|Critics Speak, Features|

Film critic Rahul Desai writes a brief, moving tribute to iconic actor/comedian Robin Williams -- the clown who forgot how to smile.

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Conversations With Baradwaj Rangan

By |March 6th, 2016|Critics Speak, Interviews|

Tanul Thakur and Rahul Desai set out to interview -- and explore the vast intellect of -- film critic and 'The Hindu' Senior Deputy Editor Baradwaj Rangan, one of Indian cinema's foremost thinkers and definitive voices.

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Our World, and Theirs

By |February 15th, 2016|Critics Speak, movies we loved, reviews|

A throwback to the kitschy, seedy and unforgettable C-grade universe of Ashim Ahluwalia's 'Miss Lovely', by film critic Tanul Thakur.

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Dad, We’re Home

By |February 4th, 2016|Critics Speak|

Film critic Rahul Desai introspects deep within, and finds parallels between Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska' and his own life.