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Revisiting Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s Elippathayam

Considered to be the greatest living filmmaker in India, Adoor Gopalakrishnan entered into his 80th year of filmmaking, on July 3rd this year. With an oeuvre that consists of Swayamvaram, Elippathayam, Mathilukal and Vidheyan, what has set him apart as… Continue Reading

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Dil Bechara Review

“Pain demands to be felt.” This line in John Greene’s bestselling novel ‘The Fault in our Stars’, strikes a different meaning altogether in its adaptation in Mukesh Chhanra’s directorial debut Dil Bechara (2020). The reason being in its becoming of… Continue Reading

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Revisiting Shutu from ‘A Death in the Gunj’

The very title of Konkana Sensharma’s directorial debut A Death in the Gunj (2017) implies that someone will die. An instant reminder would be Christi Puiu’s The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005), but not as explicit as to directly let… Continue Reading

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Thappad review

In Anubhav Sinha’s Thappad (2020), when Taapsee Pannu’s Amrita covers her face a moment after she is slapped by her husband, there is an almost deafening silence. She glances sideways to check who had seen her in that instant, and… Continue Reading

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Ghost Stories review

After Bombay Talkies (2013) and Lust Stories (2018), the four directors- Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee and Karan Johar, have created yet another anthology- Ghost Stories. Considering how Bollywood has routinely butchered the genre of horror with its stereotypical… Continue Reading

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The Crown review

In the third season of ‘The Crown’, Queen Elizabeth II listens to a recording and, begins to cry. But she is the Queen, someone who must appear firm and display no emotion. But when the aftermath of the Aberfan disaster… Continue Reading

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