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

The Indian Venal Code

By |September 5th, 2018|Critics Speak, reviews|

Rahul Desai writes about activist Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj's controversial documentary, Martyrs of Marriage.

The Saviours of Idealism

By |August 27th, 2018|Analysis, Critics Speak|

Writer Poulomi Das delves into two Hindi films where the pragmatism of the older characters shields the idealism of the vulnerable younger ones.

A Level Playing Field

By |May 30th, 2018|Critics Speak, reviews|

Film critic Rahul Desai writes about a short "sports" documentary that captures the impoverished - but inspiring - confines of rural Maharashtra.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

By |March 24th, 2017|Analysis, Critics Speak, 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.

The Third Wheels of 2016

By |December 27th, 2016|Awards, Critics Speak, 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.

IIF Awards, Hindi Cinema, 2016

By |December 25th, 2016|Awards, Critics Speak, 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.

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'.

Evaluating Nasir Husain’s Music, Masti & Modernity.

By |November 14th, 2016|Critics Speak|

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

PARCHED: Fifty Shades of thirst

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

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

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.

The Eternal Moonlight of Spotted Minds.

By |July 26th, 2016|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.

When madness is born to die

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

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

Genie, You’re Free

By |March 24th, 2016|Critics Speak|

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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