The Best of Indian Cinema in 2016: A Perspective

Let me begin by honestly admitting that 2016 was a lukewarm year for Indian Cinema, at least that would be something that I firmly believe in. Be it Bollywood/Hindi cinema or any of the regional language film industries, things were largely subdued for a major part of the year. Be it businesswise or with respect…

Chauthi Koot: Trailer

Director Gurvinder Singh shot to fame with his very 1st feature film Anhe Ghore Da Daan (2011) which won 3 National Awards (Best Direction.Best Cinematography and Best Punjabi Film). He is now ready with his next film Chauthi Koot (The Fourth Direction),a Punjabi film based on the short stories “The Fourth Direction” and “I Am Feeling…

Kaum De Heere: Trailer

Kaum De Heere written and directed by Ravinder Ravi is a Punjabi movie that was initially banned by the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) because of the topic it addresses. Based on the true incidents that happened after Operation Bluestar, it is the debut movie of lyricist-cum-singer Raj Kakra who features in the film. The film also…

Punjab 1984 Movie Review: History Retold Dramatically, the Right Way Though

I grew up getting reasonably exposed to Punjabi Cinema thanks to the one & only Doordarshan. India’s National broadcaster in the 1980’s especially kept experimenting with content and television slots and movies-Hindi, regional and even International would keep figuring prominently across the same. Starved of any other options for entertainment in those days, kids like…