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  • Kumbalangi Nights

    Film Review: Kumbalangi Nights

    Facial hair plays an important role in Madhu C. Narayanan’s Kumbalangi Nights, a film that brings to the surface the perils inherent in popular notions of masculinity.
  • Stray Dolls

    Film Review: Stray Dolls

    The path to the American dream is paved with nightmares in Sonejuhi Sinha’s Stray Dolls, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last month.
  • Kia and Cosmos

    When the Cat’s Away

    Loneliness and loss, the perception of absence, and the choices that emanate from it are some of the themes filmmaker Sudipto Roy explores in Kia and Cosmos.
  • Dazed and Confused

    The Real World

    How did Dazed and Confused, a movie that didn't really have much to say, resonate with an entire generation?
  • court

    Film Review: Court

    Chaitanya Tamhane's acclaimed film Court is a study in how people present themselves to the world.
  • Masaan

    The Mortal Envelope

    In Neeraj Ghaywan's Masaan, sex is young and brand new; it is curiosity and desire all wound up in wires and technology and Facebook and computers. Death, in contrast, is old and ceaseless and long.
  • Asha Jaoar Majhe

    Coming and Going

    Aditya Vikram Sengupta's debut film Asha Jaoar Majhe forces us to ask questions about what we do with love in our lives.
  • Fandry

    Beyond Bollywood #5: Fandry

    Even when a larger-than-life portrait of Ambedkar is looking over you, there is only so far the love story of a lower caste boy and an upper caste girl can go.
  • Gandu

    Beyond Bollywood #4: Gandu

    Gandu's quest won’t bring tears to your eyes or that warm feeling in your heart. But you will also not be able to take your eyes off it.
  • Dharamshala International Film Festival 2014

    Cinema’s Home in the Hills

    In conversation with the minds behind the Dharamshala International Film Festival.
  • My Beautiful Laundrette

    Beyond Bollywood #3: My Beautiful Laundrette

    The brilliance of this film lies in the flesh, the muscle, the teeth that Kureishi’s writing gives it.
  • Sita Sings the Blues

    Beyond Bollywood #2: Sita Sings the Blues

    Director Nina Paley uses lightness and humour to weave together a cutting commentary on one of the greatest epics in history.
The City Speaks #9

The City Speaks #9

By Jai Undurti and Harsho Mohan Chattoraj
The City Speaks #9