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  • 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 Pool

    Beyond Bollywood #1: The Pool

    Chris Smith's The Pool is a narrative of survival, not triumph; of life, not drama. Released in 2007, it is everything that Slumdog Millionaire was not.
  • Cocktail: Deepika Padukone

    Bollywood’s Bad Girl Problem

    In Bollywood, bad girls may have started to have their share of fun, but it’s still the good girls who get rewarded.
  • Man of Steel

    A God to Them

    In Man of Steel, by shifting the focus to the essential human conflicts faced by Superman, Zack Snyder automatically draws viewers closer to the superhero.
The City Speaks #11

The City Speaks #11

By Jai Undurti and Harsho Mohan Chattoraj
The City Speaks #11