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What To Watch On Netflix Instant – Edition #29

Sairat (Marathi, 2016) I’ve watched Marathi movies before, but they are generally non-commercial social-issue based/bio-pic dramas. Sairat is a semi-commercial venture – it has become the highest revenue grossing Marathi film of all time. And well-deservedly so – it is … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Masaan (2015)

Rating : 4.5/5 Genre : Drama Year : 2015 Running time : 2 hours Director : Neeraj Ghaywan Cast : Richa Chadda, Sanjay Mishra, Vicky Kaushal, Bhagwan Tiwari, Pankaj Tripathi, Nikhil Sahni Kid rating: PG-15 Devi Pathak (Chaddha) is a … Continue reading

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What To Watch On Netflix Instant : Edition #21

– In a World (UK, 2013) Carol Solomon is a vocal coach who’s constantly being told by her father that she is not good enough for her chosen field, that she should leave the big jobs to the big boys. … Continue reading

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The Music of Begin Again

Begin Again is a romantic musical starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levine. Knightley makes her singing debut and Levine his film one. I can’t say that Begin Again worked for me as a romantic musical, although there is … Continue reading

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The International Film Festival of India 2013

As I write this, the IFFI 2013 has already begun in Goa. I hope those of you lucky ones who can, are attending it! It will run till the 30th, and among other things : • Has in attendance Suran … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Sandcastle (2012)

Rating : 2.5/5 Genre : Feminist Year : 2012 Running time : 1 hour 23 minutes Director : Shomshuklla Das Cast : Shahana Chatterjee, Malvika Jethwani, Rajat Sharma, Uditvanu Das Sandcastle, is on the surface, Sheila’s story. Sheila (Shahana Chatterjee) … Continue reading

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ArcLight Documentary Festival Oct 9-13 at ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood

Here’s information on the ArcLight Doc Fest, as received from the festival organizers : This years festival was curated by renowned documentary filmmaker and International Documentary Association president Marjan Safinia. Most of the festivals 25 films are selections from major … Continue reading

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Documentary: The World Before Her by Nisha Pahuja

Just last week saw this very interesting documentary on Indian women and the dichotomy of culture in society, on PBS’s POV series: From the blurb: The World Before Her is a tale of two Indias. In one, Ruhi Singh is … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Antardwand

Rating : 4/5 Genre : Drama Year : 2010 Running time : 1 hr 48 min. Director : Sushil Rajpal Cast : Vinay Pathak, Raj Singh Chowdhary (aka Raja Chowdhary), Akhilendra Mishra, Jaya Bhattacharya, Himanshi, Swati Sen Kid rating : … Continue reading

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The Road Home

The Road Home which is written and directed by Rajiv Gandotra is a short feature, approximately 20 minutes in length. As it’s main character, it has Pico Kapoor (Arrun Harker), a boy of about eight or nine of Indo-British descent. … Continue reading

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