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Hope Aur Hum: A winsome slice of family life

There’s a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen’s insightful lyrics perfectly sum the optimism enveloping Sudipto Bandyopadhyay’s directorial debut. Hope Aur Hum looks at life’s day-to-day setbacks and joys through the lens of … Continue reading

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Super filmi week: Gulzar’s gussa, Sachin’s tears!

Christopher Nolan’s next, Gulzar’s gussa, Shyam Benegal’s Shivaji and RD’s Lawrence of Arabia connection, catch all this and more in my Super Filmi Week. Monday What should Christopher Nolan direct next? My question on The New Yorker Movie Club’s Facebook … Continue reading

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Looking back at Shyam Benegal’s mesmerising Mandi

Shyam Benegal’s mesmeric Mandi chronicles life through a woman running a brothel house in the crammed backstreets of Hyderabad. As is the nature of a marketplace, the establishment is marked by rumpus and range but Benegal views the matriarch’s lifestyle … Continue reading

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