Ruchi Joshi On Directing ‘The Idiot’ And Quashing Religious Bigotry And Prejudices

 Directors Ruchi Joshi and Sriram Ganapathy‘s short film Murakh a.k.a The Idiot is the story of a man (Arfi Lamba) arrested for hijacking a plane and the chaos that ensues. Through this premise, the film which uses dark humour to drive its narrative, attempts to shed light on a society plagued by bigotry and paranoia.  At a time when incidents of communal clashes and…

Begum Jaan Movie Review: Of Women Behaving Badly

Partition and Prostitution are two plot devices that can ensure a hard hitting cinematic experience if handled with restraint, and end up making a mockery of human tragedy and resilience, if handled without finesse. Therefore, when the promos of Begum Jaan showed up, one ended up being intrigued. A tale set during the partition involving…

In Conversation With Anand Surapur On The Fakir Of Venice And The Transition From Ad Films To Feature Films

Anand Surapur is no stranger to the world of showbiz. He began his journey by making ad films under the banner of Phat Phish Productions and directed ad films for brands such as Dominos Pizza (which featured Paresh Rawal), Thumbs Up (which featured the popular Telugu star Chiranjeevi) and the ad for Bajaj’s range of…

Udta Punjab Movie Review: Flight Of the Phoenix

There is nothing quite as entertaining as a good controversy. And if this controversy involves Bollywood and the Government, you can be sure of the news channels having their fill of this TRP fodder until the movie finally releases (Or if it does, in most cases). Abhishek Chaubey, who made most viewers sit up and…