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Bulbul Can Sing

Every year I get to see some really interesting independent Indian films at the London Indian Film Festival. This year I saw Rima Das’ “Bulbul Can Sing” which later won the national award of the Best Assamese film. The story … finish reading Bulbul Can Sing

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Review of Tamil film “’96”

This is a film that was waiting to be made and C. Prem Kumar was the man who actually went ahead and thought of writing this script and directing the film as well. The difficult part about writing this review … finish reading Review of Tamil film “’96”

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Review of the film “Sir”

This film was appreciated at Cannes last year and received many good reviews. So I knew that if I got a chance I would surely watch it. The London Indian Film festival gave me this opportunity. The screening theatre was … finish reading Review of the film “Sir”

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Film Review – Mission Mangal

This film celebrates the Indian woman scientist who has remained largely unknown. While we were all admiring the movie stars the Indian scientist remained in the shadows doing her work quietly. She is an expert in rocket science but she … finish reading Film Review – Mission Mangal

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Film Review: His Father’s Voice

I just saw “His Father’s Voice” and it fills me with hope for the future because it shows that Indian cinema is now closer to being global cinema in its content and expression. There are all kinds of viewers in … finish reading Film Review: His Father’s Voice

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Film Review Gully Boy

I am not at all familiar with the rap culture so I started watching the movie without any expectations. But hardly had I been ten minutes into the story I realised this wasn’t only about the Indian rap scene but … finish reading Film Review Gully Boy

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Review of Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (available on youtube)

This summer I attended a short course, actually it was a series of lectures, at the British Film Institute which was about the screen adaptations of books in Hindi Cinema. The selection of films which were discussed was good and … finish reading Review of Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (available on youtube)

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Uma by Srijit Mukherjee

I am really sorry to say that this is not my favourite Srijit Mukherjee film. The idea is good but it has been stretched a bit too much. The screenplay is based on a true story of a Canadian boy … finish reading Uma by Srijit Mukherjee

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Screening of Raja Harishchandra (silent film) at the BFI

On Saturday 20th May, Dada Saheb Phalke’s film “Raja Harishchandra” was screened at the British Film Institute. But it wasn’t an ordinary screening. The silent film was screened with live music and a presentation about the early years of Indian … finish reading Screening of Raja Harishchandra (silent film) at the BFI

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The Man who knew Infinity

About 8 years ago I saw a play in London which showed scenes from the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan, the Tamil mathematician whose genius was recognised after he went to Cambridge University. Since then I have had a curiosity to … finish reading The Man who knew Infinity

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DVD Review – Kadambari (Bengali film) 2015

This film was released last year and I had been eagerly waiting to see it. So I watched it with great eagerness and I wasn’t disappointed at all. The film stars Konkona Sen Sharma and Parambrata. Both are among my … finish reading DVD Review – Kadambari (Bengali film) 2015

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Udta Punjab – killing three birds with one stone

Abhishek Chaubey’s Udta Punjab has opened a new chapter in the history of Indian cinema. It set out to expose the drug abuse problem in Punjab but actually it has also exposed the outdated mindset of the Central Board of … finish reading Udta Punjab – killing three birds with one stone

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Bombay Velvet

This is not really one of my usual reviews. This piece is for those who have already seen the movie. I am just sharing my experience. This was a film I was really looking forward to seeing. In fact, I … finish reading Bombay Velvet

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Jaatishwar (Bengali film) – a dvd review

The film I am going to write about was on the list of available Indian regional films on the flight from London Heathrow to Dubai. The special point about watching a film on a flight is that you are a … finish reading Jaatishwar (Bengali film) – a dvd review

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Little Miss Sunshine – a dvd review

This is one othe funniest movies I have seen in a long time. It was made in 2006 and was nominated in four categories for the Oscars in 2007, including Best Picture. The film won the best original screenplay and … finish reading Little Miss Sunshine – a dvd review

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Paromitar ek Din – a review

The purpose of writing these reviews is to give to the prospective viewer the opportunity to know what the film is like. Now that movie viewing is not as it used to be and we end up seeing dvds rather … finish reading Paromitar ek Din – a review

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Review of Aparna Sen’s film ‘Iti Mrinalini’

For those who are fans of Aparna Sen this film which was released in 2011 is a must-see. Her sensibility is present in many aspects of this work. Unlike her other films this story unfolds over a longer spanof time … finish reading Review of Aparna Sen’s film ‘Iti Mrinalini’

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Shubho Muharat

When I bought the dvd of Shubho Mahurat on College Street in Calcutta I realised that it was thanks to so many changes in technology and marketing in the world of Indian cinema that I could watch a film which … finish reading Shubho Muharat

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Poroma by Aparna Sen, a review

I had seen this film a good 20 years ago but I found the dvd at a friend’s house and thought of watching it once again. Films, like books, should be revisited once every 10 years. What has escaped your … finish reading Poroma by Aparna Sen, a review

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Film review – Queen

Vikas Bahl’s recent release Queen is in a class of its own. It has broken the old stereotypes and tells a story in a refreshingly different way. This is the first film in a long while which I feel like … finish reading Film review – Queen

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