Dir.: Awtar Krishna Kaul 27 Down is as beautiful, truthful and evocative as the trains of the Indian railways which serve as its almost constant backdrop. And it induces the same yearning, for that forgotten taste of tea in a… Read More ›
As Tolstoy said “All happy families resemble one another, and every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way”, and so is Mr Kapoors family, unhappy in multiple ways that is. Time is running out for the patriarch of the… Read More ›
Dir.: Mrinal Sen Akaler Sadhane (In Search of Famine) is a great introduction to the cinema of Mrinal Sen. It was made in 1980 when he was at the height of his powers. The film begins with the arrival… Read More ›
Dir.: MS Sathyu The opening shot of Garam Hawa shows Salim Mirza (Balraj Sahni) standing on a railway platform, bidding a family member goodbye. The train is going to Pakistan, carrying Muslims going to Pakistan soon after independence, and in… Read More ›
Guest Review by Adya Gupta, An 8 years old film buff and a budding writer based in Singapore.