(2013, Marathi with English Subtitles) Dir.: Nagraj Manjule The title of this film means “pig” in Marathi. Jabya (Somnath Awghade), the young protagonist, comes from the lowest of the lowly classes – the untouchables, people who live not on the… 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.