Reviews of the latest (and sometimes not-so latest) independent films from South Asians everywhere.
By Rahul Desai Goldfish opens with a 30-something Anamika (Kalki Koechlin) storming back into her childhood home. “Let’s just get through this, shall we?” she hisses. The recipient of her curt greeting is Sadhana Tripathi (Deepti Naval), her mother. The older woman, who lives alone, is in the early stages of dementia; she is no longer as self-sufficient as she’d like. A kitchen fire forces Anamika to return after what seems like years of estrangement. Like most her age, Sadhana is in denial; she claims that her new dictaphone is for the music she teaches, and that her notepad is [...]