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Lights, Camera, Conversation… “And the Oscar doesn’t go to…”

September 27, 2013

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Some thoughts on cricket and baseball and the movies we send out for Best Foreign Film consideration. So the powers that be chose The Good Road over The Lunchbox, and Twitter exploded. I thought, first, that this was an overreaction. (Then again, what’s Twitter for if not overreacting?) After all, isn’t this the same system […]

Films & Feni: Elephants and Eternal Life

December 3, 2009

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ELEPHANTS AND ETERNAL LIFE DEC 3, 2009 – FILMMAKERS HAVE LONG ENDEAVORED to dispense bitter medicine in the form of sugar-coated pills, but in doing so, they seldom manage the trick of getting past the audience’s gag reflex. Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukhtankar, with their Ek Cup Chya (the title is a euphemism for greasing […]

Films & Feni: Oscar Ahoy!

November 30, 2009

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OSCAR AHOY NOV 30, 2009 – CAN A FILM BE COMMERCIAL, incorporating songs (wonderfully tuned by Shantanu Moitra) and ingratiating product plugs, and yet not too commercial, wanting to embrace a wide audience but not at the cost of losing its soul along the way? Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s beautifully bittersweet Antaheen somehow finds that magical […]

Films & Feni: Early Edition

November 24, 2009

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EARLY EDITION NOV 24, 2009 – AS THE DEBATE RAGES ABOUT WHETHER or not the winsome display of Kareena Kapoor’s bare back was absolutely germane to the narration of Kurbaan, I slink into a press-only screening of Gabhricha Paus (The Damned Rain), Satish Manwar’s Marathi film where the only backs are broken ones. Can a […]