MAMI’s entire line up!!

Many of my friends were asking me about the line up for this year’s MAMI festival. So, I thought instead of telling everyone what all are there to expect at MAMI, I thought of uploading the same on my blog so that it becomes easier for you to go through the entire line up and…

Battleship Potemkin: Russian Masterpiece

Nearly 90 years on, Eisenstein’s masterpiece is still guaranteed to get the pulse racing. I know, I know I was supposed to be uploading the review on Friday, I am really sorry for that. Now let’s cut this scene and bring our focuses on the film, under the category of “Cult Classics” the next entry is…

The Bicycle Thief – nothing fictional about it

The story of today that was told in the past   For a long time I was thinking of reviewing some of my favorite cult classic films, but was terribly scared of reviewing theme as these were the ones which inspired me to take keen interest in cinema and especially world cinema. Anyway, I have…

Barfi! – Ekdom FaTaFaTi!

Barfi! is a tale that simply makes you fall in love with the character’s innocence.  Chances are, someone’s already told you to run out and see Barfi!, Anurag Basu’s tender romantic comedy starring Ranbir Kapoor as a deaf man. The film has opened strong in India, and word of mouth among Indian and diaspora audiences…

‘Gandu’- Kama Sutra rewritten for a new age of repression and alienation

It is hard not to be excited by this fiercely idiosyncratic approach to protest filmmaking and Gandu gleefully tramples all expectations of Indian culture. But narrative incoherence and some irritating misuse of material intended to shock mar Mukherjee’s good intentions. The disaffection of youth may be utterly commonplace as a theme of independent cinema, but…