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  • White God


    2014, Hungarian with English Subtitles, 119 mins. Dir.:Kornél Mundruczó We now live in the age of man, dubbed the Anthropocene by scientists who argue that it all started in 1610 AD, using Christopher Columbus’s arrival in America as its geological… Read More ›

  • My Son the Fanatic(1997)

    Parvez with his son Farid, the budding fanatic.

    Dir.:Udayan Prasad Three teenaged British schoolgirls boarded a flight to Turkey last month and disappeared, presumably to join ISIS, the most deadly terrorist organisation on the planet.Grainy screen grabs of them at the airport in Turkey show a carefree trio… Read More ›

  • Tahader Katha (1992)


    Dir.:Buddhadeb Dasgupta Shibnath Mukherjee( Mithun Chakraborty) is a freedom fighter who was sent away to the Andaman’s for eight years.Solitary confinement (Kaala Paani) in the Andaman Islands was the most harrowing punishment meted out by the British and usually reserved… Read More ›

  • Seemabaddha(Company Limited, 1971)

    Barun Chanda as Shyamal Chatterjee

    Dir.: Satyajit Ray Seemabaddha is the second instalment of Satyajit Ray’s Calcutta trilogy comprising of  Pratidwandi(The Adversary, 1970) and Jana Aranya (The Middleman, 1976).In this film Ray shifts his focus upwards  at the haute bourgeois of Calcutta(now Kolkata) of the… Read More ›

  • Still Alice (2014)

    Still Alice, but which Alice?

    Dir.: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland My greatest fear is loosing my eyesight.My father lost an eye a few years back to retina detachment.I am myself quite myopic and consider spectacles to be one of mans greatest inventions.I often think of… Read More ›

  • 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994)

    The fragmented cross of religion.

    Dir.:Michael Haneke After the Gulf War broke out in 1991 we were “treated” to its live footage in India, courtesy CNN. All one could see were glowing green projectiles and I could never understand what the fuss was about but… Read More ›

  • Mr. Turner (2014)

    He loves, but in his own way.

    Dir.: Mike Leigh Mike Leigh has made a film that would have been very difficult to pull off for a lesser filmmaker, but  it is most unlike any Mike Leigh film thus far.He is an auteur in the true sense… Read More ›


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