Karthick RM thinks it’s time we paid more attention to the villain in Tamil cinema.
Tag: Indian cinema
Titillation and perversion: the cis lens of Super Deluxe
Arvind argues that this widely loved Tamil film does a grave disservice to trans people.
Tawaifs and Hindi Cinema
Nihira discusses the history of tawaifs in India, their relationship with Hindustani music and Hindi cinema.
India on Film: Fascinating, but half-hearted
Ramakrishnan M. writes about the newly released documentary India on Film, pieced together from archival footage.
A gun, some blood, and Mysskin
Ramchander writes on Mysskin’s film Onaayum Aattukkuttiyum and translates passages from the filmmaker’s book about the film.
Dancing with herself
Sthira Bhattacharya thinks about why two dance sequences from Indian cinema of the 90s have stayed with her.
Kalyani’s act of courage
Parshathy J Nath speaks to Garggi Ananthan, who played the lead role in the Malayalam film Run Kalyani.
Off the beaten track
An interview with journalist and author Namrata Joshi
Soldiers of Cinema
An excerpt from Reel India: Cinema Off the Beaten Track, a nonfiction book by Namrata Joshi.
Anusha writes about the men in Eeb Ally Ooo! and Nasir.
Looking into a girl’s mind
Sanjana watches Roopa Rao’s Kannada film Gantumoote and draws her thoughts.
The complex trinity of women in Parasakthi
Shakila Zamboulingame analyses the representations of women in this iconic Tamil film from 1952.
Telling stories about ‘the rest’
The team behind Baaki Pictures talks to us about documentary filmmaking.
Making of Asvagosh, the documentary: An interview with Vamsi & Uma Kathir
The World of Apu speaks to Vamsi and Uma Kathir, the makers of a documentary on Tamil writer Rajendra Cholan.
Bombay Rose: On patriarchy and the Indian male
Ramchander has questions after watching Gitanjali Rao’s animated film.
Mysteries of Monsoon
Sripad Sridhar shares his experiences as a wildlife photographer and filmmaker.
The Eyes of the Beholder
Vaishnavi’s short story is about an Amitabh Bachchan fan who has a terrible secret.
Poomani’s Vekkai & Vetrimaran’s Asuran – From novel to screen
A.Ramasamy presents his take on the adaptation of a Tamil novel into a film.
பூமணியின் வெக்கையும் வெற்றிமாறனின் அசுரனும் – நாவலிலிருந்து திரைப்படத்திற்கு
வெக்கை அசுரன் ஆனதை அலசும் அ.ராமசாமியின் கட்டுரை.
Amitava Nag’s Heroes and Heroines
A few questions for the author on his new book.
Through the unfortunate city of Tbilisi, guided by Parajanaov, Raj Kapoor and the Disco Dancer
Shivaji Das writes about his travels in Georgia.
An old man and a solitary man
Ramchander writes about Bharathiraja’s OM and Parthiban’s Oththa Seruppu, screened at Singapore South Asian International Film Festival.
Snapshots from DALIFF 2019
Aswin Ramachandran attended the Dalit Film and Cultural Festival (DALIFF) in New York earlier this year, and wrote about it for us.
Female Characters for the Ages
Anuradha Warrier writes about the women in the progressive cinema of Nav Ketan.
IFFC 2019: A Voice of Rebellion
P. Lakshmi Narayanan attends the Independent Film Festival of Chennai 2019.
Interview with Gurvinder Singh
Iniyavan Elumalai, our press correspondent at IFFR 2019, chats with filmmaker Gurvinder Singh.
A stream of thoughts inspired by Zarina Begum…
…and her performance of ‘Nazar Lagi Raja Tore Bangle Par’, Richard Singer writes.
Competing victories: Battle of sensibilities in Tamil cinema
Madhu watches two contemporaneous Tamil movies and writes about them.
Why aren’t we talking about Indian Parallel Cinema?
Omar Ahmed makes an impassioned plea for us to pay attention to the films that constituted this movement.
In conversation with Chezhiyan
This interview with writer-cinematographer-director Chezhiyan touches on a wide range of topics—world cinema, realism in cinema, independent cinema, current trends in Tamil cinema, and his approach to cinematography.