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

Streaming review: SHE

By |March 29th, 2020|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj reviews the new Netflix India series, SHE, created and co-written by Imtiaz Ali.

Film review: KAAMYAAB

By |March 23rd, 2020|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj writes about Kaamyaab, Hardik Mehta's delightful directorial debut, starring Sanjay Mishra as a forgotten character actor in Bollywood.

Film Review: Guilty (Netflix)

By |March 18th, 2020|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj writes about GUILTY, the uneven Netflix India original written by Kanika Dhillon and directed by Ruchi Narain.

Film Review: RAKKHOSH (Netflix)

By |March 15th, 2020|reviews, Young Critics|

Our review of the indie, RAKKHOSH, featuring Namit Das and Sanjay Mishra, also known as "India's first POV feature film".

The anti-youth of Aunty Sudha, Aunty Radha

By |March 10th, 2020|Critics Speak, Features, reviews, ReviewsDisplayLarge|

Film critic Poulomi Das writes about Tanuja Chandra's intimate new documentary, "Aunty Sudha, Aunty Radha".

Noblemen: An eye for an eye

By |February 23rd, 2020|Analysis, Features, reviews|

By Pankaj Sachdeva In Noblemen, debutante director Vandana Kataria reimagines Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by setting it in a boarding school in India. Her film tells the story of Shay (Ali Haji) who is selected to play the part of Bassanio from the aforementioned play in the annual function at his school. He is bullied by his senior Baaadal (Shaan Grover) as he wants to play the part of Bassanio as well. In connivance with the school captain Arjun (Mohommad Ali Mir), Baaadal tries to force Shay to withdraw from the play using violence and torture. The only support system Shay has [...]

Film review: Yours Truly

By |February 19th, 2020|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj writes about Sanjoy Nag's delightful little 2019 indie, YOURS TRULY, starring Soni Razdan.

Film review: Teen Aur Aadha

By |February 13th, 2020|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj reviews Dar Gai's critically acclaimed film, TEEN AUR AADHA, streaming on Netflix.

The meaty metaphors of Jallikattu & Aamis

By |January 19th, 2020|Analysis, Film Festivals, movies we loved, reviews|

Jayjit Sarkar, an assistant professor of English literature, writes an essay connecting Lijo Jose Pellissery's Jallikattu (2019) to Bhaskar Hazarika's Aamir (2019).

Memorable Hindi film scenes of 2019

By |January 10th, 2020|Analysis, Features, movies we loved, reviews|

Pankaj Sachdeva writes about his favourite Hindi film scenes of 2019.

(Streaming) Review: Ghost Stories

By |January 5th, 2020|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj reviews the first Hindi film release of 2020, Netflix anthology GHOST STORIES.

iiF Awards, Hindi Cinema, 2019

By |December 31st, 2019|Features, movies we loved, reviews, ReviewsDisplaySmall|

The definitive list of the best and worst of Hindi cinema in 2019.

Streaming Review: Sarthak Dasgupta’s MUSIC TEACHER

By |December 12th, 2019|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj writes about Sarthak Dasgupta's haunting little indie, MUSIC TEACHER.

Film review: Pati, Patni Aur Woh

By |December 10th, 2019|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj reviews Mudassar Aziz's PATI, PATNI AUR WOH, Bollywood's latest soulless interpretation of a problematic theme.

Review: The Irishman

By |November 28th, 2019|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj reviews Martin Scorsese latest mob movie, Netflix's THE IRISHMAN.

(Streaming) Review: House Arrest

By |November 23rd, 2019|reviews|

Rachit Raj reviews HOUSE ARREST, a quirky Netflix Original that lacks a sense of execution.

The five worst Hindi films of the decade

By |November 21st, 2019|Features, reviews|

We list down the five worst Bollywood movies of this decade. There were many contenders. Only a few won.

Review: BALA

By |November 12th, 2019|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj reviews BALA, the latest in a string of feel-good Ayushmann Khurrana social-message entertainers.