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Jun 08, 2018
FTII's Film Appreciation students express disappointment with quality of course at premier Pune institutionAlthough the admission process for the course was stringent, most students — who are either cinephiles or filmmakers — believed the course at a supposed premier film institute to be "too rudimentary."
Feb 04, 2017
Raees and the ‘good-bad’ hero: Shah Rukh Khan follows path set by Mother India, DeewarRaees presents a reworking of the formula of a young man who gets into unlawful ways for want of opportunities and finally pays the price (seen in countless films like Mother India, Ganga Jumna, Deewar, Satya) for present times
Dec 11, 2016
Look back in anger: Rage as a theme has all but disappeared from mainstream Hindi cinemaSurprisingly, rage as an emotion seems to have all but disappeared from Hindi cinema. At a time when anger in society is so high, what explains its absence from Bollywood's offerings?
Dec 06, 2016
Dear Zindagi and the call to end mandatory maata-pitaa worship: Bravo, Kaira and Gauri ShindeIf the notoriously snail-like, risk-averse Hindi film industry can evolve to a point where it has stuck its neck out in our parent-adoring society to produce a Dear Zindagi, it is time to initiate a widespread public conversation about troubling questions relating to parenthood
Dec 03, 2016
Memories of a Machine: Does this short film inadvertently condone child sexual abuse?Memories of a Machine, a Malayalam short film by Shailaja Padindala featuring actress Kani Kusruti, has come under heavy criticism for 'normalising' child sexual abuse
Nov 26, 2016
Dharamshala International Film Festival: Why it's an unmatched experience for cinephilesWhat makes the Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) different, is not the superbly well-chosen films, the infectious warmth of apple-cheeked children running around in the winter sun, or even the lung- and mind-expanding air up in the mountains, where (as the terribly youthful director Raam Reddy put it so charmingly before the Opening Night screening of his film Thithi), “the soul feels close to your body”. What really creates the vibe of the festival is the people.
Nov 25, 2016
Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival, Dokhtar by Reza Mirkarimi impress on day three of IFFI 2016Denis Villeneuve’s new film Arrival and Dokhtar by Reza Mirkarimi were among the noteworthy screenings on day three of IFFI 2016
Nov 25, 2016
Dear Zindagi to Lamhe: Love stories with an age difference have a mixed box office recordAlia Bhatt-Shah Rukh Khan in Dear Zindagi might not be paired as romantically as popular Hindi cinema might be used to, but if it works it could help the genre of May-December romances become more real
Nov 24, 2016
Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman is an examination of morality, humiliation: IFFI 2016 diaryIn Asghar Farhadi’s new film The Salesman, screened at the ongoing IFFI 2016 in Goa, a married couple — Emad and Rana — tries to come to terms with a life-changing tragedy