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Reviews of the latest (and sometimes not-so latest) independent films from South Asians everywhere.

Aftersun: The luminosity of an aftermath

By |January 23rd, 2023|Analysis, movies we loved, reviews|

Rahul Desai writes about AFTERSUN.

The Wonder & the cult of narratives

By |November 21st, 2022|Analysis, reviews|

Rahul Desai writes about THE WONDER, the new Sebastian Lelio thriller on Netflix.

IIF Podcast: Doctor G, Ram Setu

By |October 27th, 2022|Analysis, Podcasts, reviews|

Film critics Rahul Desai and Uday Bhatia discuss DOCTOR G and RAM SETU on the same podcast. How's that for balance?

Chhello Show: Honestly Personal and Slyly Political

By |October 24th, 2022|Analysis, reviews|

Sashi writes about Pan Nalin's Chhello Show, India's official entry to the Oscars.

Good Luck Jerry: The weapon of innocence

By |October 6th, 2022|Analysis, reviews|

Pankaj Sachdeva writes about the weapon of "innocence" in the black comedy, Good Luck Jerry.

Darlings: The Scorpion and the Frog

By |September 4th, 2022|Analysis, reviews|

Pankaj Sachdeva writes about DARLINGS.

Review: COW

By |May 27th, 2022|reviews|

A review of Andrea Arnold's bovine documentary, COW, now streaming on Mubi.

Film review: Thar

By |May 9th, 2022|reviews|

Rachit Raj reviews the new Netflix film, THAR.

Truth beyond magic: Disability in Encanto

By |February 6th, 2022|reviews|

Rachit Raj writes about the portrayal of disability in the new Disney film, Encanto.

Review: Unpaused: Naya Safar

By |February 4th, 2022|reviews|

Rachit Raj writes about the Amazon Prime anthology, Unpaused: Naya Safar.

Review: All That Breathes

By |February 4th, 2022|reviews|

A Sundance review of ALL THAT BREATHES, Shaunak Sen's stunning award-winning documentary.

Review: Devashish Makhija’s CYCLE

By |November 21st, 2021|reviews|

A review of Devashish Makhija's new short film, CYCLE.

Review: Cheepatakadumpa

By |November 12th, 2021|reviews|

Rachit Raj reviews Devashish Makhija's new short film, Cheepatakadumpa.

Review: Kalira Atita

By |September 13th, 2021|reviews|

A review of the Odia-language Kalira Atita, now streaming on MUBI India.

Anthology review: Feels Like Ishq

By |August 23rd, 2021|reviews|

Rachit Raj reviews the Netflix rom-com anthology, Feels Like Ishq.

Review: Pareeksha – The Final Test

By |August 7th, 2020|reviews, ReviewsDisplaySmall|

Rachit Raj reviews Prakash Jha's latest, Pareeksha, a social drama streaming on Zee5.

Review: Raat Akeli Hai

By |August 1st, 2020|reviews|

Rachit Raj reviews Honey Trehan's RAAT AKELI HAI, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte.

Review: Bhonsle

By |July 6th, 2020|reviews, ReviewsDisplayLarge|

Rachit Raj reviews Devashish Makhija's BHONSLE, now streaming on SonyLiv.


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