films

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.

Open Show Pune #3

Open Show Pune: A Space for Creation, Experimentation, and Exhibition

Open Show India offers a way for photographers and multimedia producers in the country to remain in contact with the contemporary vocabulary of image-making.

Open Show Pune

Open Show Pune Looking for Submissions

The initiative is looking for submissions from multimedia artists, photographers, and filmmakers in the city for a showing this weekend. Details inside.

Through a Lens Darkly

Ashim Ahluwalia speaks to us about what drives him and why his films simply don’t fit into the ‘mainstream system’ of Bollywood and Hollywood.

Track Record

Ravi Chopra’s The Burning Train (1980), with its unpredictable twists and turns, entertains and educates.

Film Review: Gangs of Wasseypur

Replete with profanity, lechery, drugs, and dirty secrets, Anurag Kashyap’s latest is one of the most bad-ass movies ever to hit the silver screen in India.