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The Avatars of the Stalker

There’s a thin line between being in love and being obsessed – earnestly confessing your feelings for someone and coercing someone to reciprocate to your feelings. Writers, filmmakers and other artists have been universally enamoured by the psyche of the “stalker” – the innocuous or fiendish guy or girl who pursues the person he or…

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The Day I Lived My Dream

I am standing in the audience rows of the set amongst the commotion and last minute preparations for the days shoot. The rain outside does nothing to cool the temperatures inside the studio where about a 100 people are running amok as the sound system gives way during the last dress rehearsal. And then the…

20 years of Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption: 20 years later

Written and Directed by Frank Darabont, The Shawshank Redemption is still at the No.1 spot in IMDB’s list of Top 250 Movies Ever, after many years of its release in 1994.  We must wonder, why and how? The film is based on a short story by Stephen King, named ‘Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption‘. Recently, I was fortunate enough to analyze the film for…