Masaan: Beautiful and Authentic – Kenny Basumatary

This is less of a review and more of a freewheeling rave and rant. Masaan won two awards and a long standing ovation at Cannes. I was very happy because I personally know so many of the people involved in it, but familiarity with the filmmaker is a double edged sword, especially in situations where you watch their film and it’s shit and you need … Continue reading Masaan: Beautiful and Authentic – Kenny Basumatary

Kai Po Che and the politics of appeasement and reconciliation – Iram Ghufran

  Kai Po Che [2013] can be described as a wholesome cinematic experience. Directed by Abhishek Kapoor, based on the novel – ‘The Three Mistakes of My Life’ by Chetan Bhagat, the film is a tragic coming of age story with a silver lining. Set in Ahmedabad during the years 2000-02, the film follows the lives of three friends – Ishaan, Govind and Omi and … Continue reading Kai Po Che and the politics of appeasement and reconciliation – Iram Ghufran