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The Circus of Cinema

By |December 15th, 2018|Analysis, Features, movies we loved|

Film essayist Pankaj Sachdeva delves into the depictions of the "Circus" - a dying art - in Hindi cinema.

Gulabi Gang: What questions to ask, and when

By |November 23rd, 2018|Analysis, Critics Speak, movies we loved, reviews|

A throwback to Nishtha Jain's illuminating 2014 documentary GULABI GANG -- not to be confused with the vapid Madhuri Dixit starrer Gulaab Gang -- by award-winning film critic Tanul Thakur.

Mulk: When Your Own Disown You

By |November 19th, 2018|Analysis, Features, movies we loved|

Pankaj Sachdeva deep-dives into one of the most passionately argued, well-acted and progressive Hindi films of 2018.

The man of Shuttlecock Boys

By |July 25th, 2018|Interviews, movies we loved|

We take a look at what the director of Shuttlecock Boys, Hemant Kumar Gaba, had to say about the making of his film and the independent-film landscape back in 2012. Much has changed, but so much remains the same.

Inside The Lunchbox

By |June 23rd, 2018|Analysis, Features, movies we loved|

A deeper look into the "ingredients" of Ritesh Batra's masterpiece, The Lunchbox (2013).

Film Review: MASAAN (2015)

By |April 4th, 2018|Film Festivals, movies we loved, reviews|

A throwback to one of the best Hindi films of 2015, MASAAN, directed by debutant Neeraj Ghaywan.

Call Me By Your Name: The Anatomy of Desire

By |March 28th, 2018|Analysis, Features, movies we loved|

A closer look at the beauty, meanings and soft poignance of Luca Guadagnino's CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, by the ever-observant Pankaj Sachdeva.

The Best Films of 2017

By |March 24th, 2018|Features, movies we loved, Young Critics|

This is your definitive list. Our young critic Pranav Joshi lists down the BEST of 2017 in terms of World Cinema. How many have you watched?

The Knights of Comedy

By |February 6th, 2018|movies we loved, reviews|

A review of Assamese filmmaker Kenny Basumatary's charming Martial Arts comedy caper, Local Kung Fu 2.

What I Learned from Hindi Movies in 2017

By |January 8th, 2018|Analysis, Features, movies we loved|

Our film analyst Pankaj Sachdeva lists down his most cherished (and not-so-cherished) moment from Hindi cinema in 2017.

IIF Awards, Hindi Cinema, 2017

By |December 30th, 2017|Features, movies we loved, reviews|

Our annual awards "show" across all categories for the best and worst of Hindi cinema.

SHALA: The Ethereal Pangs of Childhood

By |December 8th, 2017|Film Festivals, movies we loved, reviews|

A lovely throwback to the sweet coming-of-age Marathi childhood drama, SHALA (2011), by film critic Tanul Thakur.

MAMI 2017: The film-wise Report Card

By |October 21st, 2017|Film Festivals, movies we loved|

We list down the 41 films we watched at MAMI 2017 with quick ratings, so as to help you for future viewing purposes.

India In A Day: A Collection of Faceless Memories

By |September 2nd, 2017|movies we loved, reviews|

We take a more intimate look at Richie Mehta's poignant Google-funded "India In A Day," India's first full-length crowdsourced film.

Jagga Jasoos and the Magical World of Anurag Basu

By |August 18th, 2017|Analysis, Features, movies we loved, reviews|

Pankaj Sachdeva delves deep into the themes and palettes of Anurag Basu's vivid, musical universe of Jagga Jasoos.

The Timelessness of Topi

By |August 13th, 2017|movies we loved, reviews|

Priya Bhattacharji introduces us to "Topi," a poignant animated Partition-era short film (2009) by Arjun Rihan.

The two Indian films that got away

By |March 11th, 2017|Features, movies we loved, Young Critics|

Our young critic writes about two under-appreciated films that he thought could have changed the way Indian cinema is perceived worldwide.

Arrival: Palindromes and Non-Sum-Zero Games

By |February 21st, 2017|Analysis, Features, movies we loved|

In the run-up to Oscars 2017, film analyst Pankaj Sachdeva takes a deeper look at the linguistic themes of last year's most fascinating contender, ARRIVAL.