It was a year for the creative and the restless in Hindi cinema as filmmakers told inspirational stories which balanced reality and fantasy in equal measure. Innovation won and we had some brilliant winners in the process. Here are my top 10 picks for 2019. 1. Soni This Netflix movie quietly and softly won hearts. Ivan… Continue reading The 10 Great Movies of 2019
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The 10 Great Movies of 2018
Women shone in Hindi cinema, the Khans sobered down, solid scripts made their mark, and character actors rocked big along with stunning lead performances in 2018. Returning to mainstream with a solid presence, women made ample use of significant screen time devoted to them. Six movies with female-driven plots made it to top ten performers… Continue reading The 10 Great Movies of 2018
Sydney Film Festival: Decoding Manto and Mehsampur
Life can be distressing for creative souls who strive to tell the truth, and nothing but the truth. The consequence of their honesty could be killings or attacks, even in a civilised society. Sound familiar? Indian films Manto and Mehsampur, directed by Nandita Das and Kabir Singh Chowdhry respectively, which premiered at the Sydney Film Festival this year,… Continue reading Sydney Film Festival: Decoding Manto and Mehsampur