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

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.

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.

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.

A Filmistaan State Of Mind

By |January 27th, 2016|Critics Speak|

A profile of Inaamulhaq, the spunky actor who has been in the news lately for his villainous turn in AIRLIFT.

2015: Hindi Movies That Nobody Watched

By |January 10th, 2016|Critics Speak, reviews, Uncategorized|

An intrepid critic lists down the little-known debacles and B-movies in 2015 that nobody (in their right mind) probably watched.

The Deaf Leopards of 2015

By |December 27th, 2015|Critics Speak, reviews|

An anonymous music vigilante lists the 8 WORST Hindi film albums of 2015. In the process, he/she risks being lynched by tone-deaf producers and music directors who seem to be scoring for weddings instead of movies.

Fandry: The Shame Of Being Different

By |December 17th, 2015|Critics Speak, reviews|

Film critic Tanul Thakur writes about the charming little Marathi-language film, Nagraj Manjule's 'Fandry'.

Film Criticism: An Art for an Art

By |October 8th, 2015|Critics Speak|

Film critic Rahul Desai writes an intimate piece about the love, frustrations and emotions that come with being a reviewer.

A Dog Day Aftermath

By |September 22nd, 2015|Critics Speak, reviews|

We look back at Feroz Abbas Khan's powerful, patchy sociopolitical satire 'Dekh Tamasha Dekh'; a film with some unforgettable cinematic moments, derivative imagery, and no protagonist.

Kashmir In His Heart

By |September 4th, 2015|Critics Speak|

First-generation American filmmaker with Kashmiri roots Musa Syed speaks to critic Aniruddha Guha about his father, Kashmir and his Sundance-winning feature, 'Valley Of Saints'.

The Katiyabaaz of Kanpur

By |September 2nd, 2015|Critics Speak|

Film critic Tanul Thakur writes about 'Katiyabaaz', Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar's path-breaking Indian documentary about electricity, Kanpur, power and politics.

The Real Sound of Music

By |August 22nd, 2015|Critics Speak, Interviews|

We chat with BBC Hindi's official music critic Rohwit - about his intriguing craft, and the sounds and tunes of contemporary Hindi cinema.

2014: Little Pockets, Beating Hearts

By |July 23rd, 2015|Critics Speak|

Film Critic Rahul Desai looks back on some underrated works of conviction and truth in 2014; all of them largely independent, small and brave Hindi films that defied convention.

Ship Of Theseus (2013)

By |July 23rd, 2015|Critics Speak, reviews|

Film critic Tanul Thakur looks back at one of the defining Indian films of 2013.

Critic’s Choice: CELLULOID MAN

By |July 18th, 2015|Critics Speak, reviews|

Film critic Mayank Shekhar writes about the CELLULOID MAN, an Indian documentary (2012) that explores the work of legendary film archivist P.K. Nair

No Wooden Horse

By |July 4th, 2015|Critics Speak|

Anhey Gorey Da Daan (2011) was a bitter pill to swallow, but a necessary one, writes film critic Aniruddha Guha

What are Indian Indies?

By |June 29th, 2015|Critics Speak|

Last year, Shyam Benegal and a few industry veterans had a panel discussion about the meaning and language of Indian Independent cinema. None of them, including the audience, came back any wiser, writes Tanul Thakur.

The World Before Her (2014)

By |June 29th, 2015|Critics Speak, reviews|

Film Critic Rahul Desai looks back on a brave film that raised the bar for non-fiction storytelling in India.

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