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Marathi Cinema and its Children

Back in 2011 in my attempt to chronicle the new wave of marathi films I wasn’t able to find a common feature or attribute that these films can be identified with. But now if you look back over the marathi films that have been made since then it becomes apparent that many of these filmmakers…

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Female Characters in Premam

Premam (Love) is the new Malayalam film which has hit the marquee and is receiving both critical and box office acclaim. Premam chronicles the life of  George David ( Nivin Pauly) whose quest for love sometimes results in funny incidents, sometimes tragic and finally finds love.Premam belongs to 3 female characters as much as it…

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One Auteur. One Actor. One Scene: Kamal Haasan’s Chef-D’Oeuvre Moment as the ‘Uttama-Villain’

Manoranjan, the hot, money-spinning star of Tamil cinema with a humongous fan-base, is at the peak of his self-centered professional career, his latest commercial outing opening to blockbuster collections and thunderous applause among fanatics, when he gets hit with a diagnosis of Stage 4 Glioblastoma multiforme, a type of malignant and notoriously fatal brain tumor…

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Dibakar Banerjee’s Films: A Look Back

Note – I have tried to keep the reviewy-ness to a minimum and focus more on my interpretation of the films plus a bit of ranting. Let me commit a blasphemy by starting this article on Dibakar Banerjee’s film by stealing a bit from that gift to misunderstood-<insert masturbation joke>-mankind called Kya Cool Hain Hum…