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Readers Write In #148: Missed Movies and their honest short film

March 14, 2020

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(by Adhithya KR) The name Missed Movies caught my attention on YouTube one day. It brought up this image in my mind of silent library books that were gathering dust on the shelves. Books that were wedged between the bookshelf and flashy novels while a librarian tried finding them and recommending them to the few […]

Missing migrant workers, Shiv Kumar Batalvi’s poetry, and the many textures of separation

February 22, 2020

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Ekta Mittal speaks about her 28-minute film ‘Gumnaam Din’ (Missing Days), which is being screened in the Berlinale Shorts section. You can read the full article on Film Companion, here: https://www.filmcompanion.in/the-ekta-mittal-interview-missing-migrant-workers-shiv-kumar-batalvis-poetry-and-the-many-textures-of-separation/ People look at a photo being thrust into their face. A question follows: “Have you seen this man?” They shake their heads. The person […]

FC Short Film: Blink

December 13, 2019

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At FC South, we showcase short films, too. Here’s the second one. For more, subscribe to FILM COMPANION SOUTH: http://bit.ly/2xoNult Synopsis: “The story is a poetic take on the love shared between a Husband and Wife and how they’re connected in ways that don’t require Traditional Communication.” Copyright ©2019 Film Companion.

FC Short Film: Ullangai Nellikkani (The Gooseberry In Her Palm)

December 13, 2019

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At FC South, we have begun to showcase short films. This was the first one. For more, subscribe to FILM COMPANION SOUTH: http://bit.ly/2xoNult Synopsis: A quietly observant librarian strikes up a conversation with a diligent student who appears in need of a kind ear to listen to her romantic woes. Here, as the short film […]

The Amateur’s Art #46 – Lobo (Silent)

March 3, 2019

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See here for what this series is about. Director’s note: Synopsis: A psychological thriller on a teenager being manipulated by a ‘wolfman’ to stop a clock from going in reverse.

The Amateur’s Art #45 – The Drama (Tamil)

February 23, 2019

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See here for what this series is about. Director’s note: An 8-minute experimental short film ‘The Drama’, which was done with an intention to learn the craft of filmmaking with a layered screenplay. Abdul Hakkam.

The Amateur’s Art #44 – Bubbleman / 333

November 10, 2018

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See here for what this series is about. Director’s note: A 2-minute Silent Horror film revolving around a Bubble bottle and a guy over a midnight told in Point of View (POV) Mode and A 2-minute Silent Thriller Short revolving around a Guy’s nightmarish experience with a demonic kite over a night

The Amateur’s Art #43 – Germanyin Senthaen Malare

October 14, 2018

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See here for what this series is about. Director’s note: At some point of time in our life, we are not sure about the things happening around us. This experimental film captured one of that moment from a true event.

The Amateur’s Art #42 – Poar Kaithigal (Prisoners of War) (Tamil)

September 29, 2018

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See here for what this series is about. This film came from Narendra Kumar. Director’s note: A short film about a group of friends whose reunion quickly escalates into something serious and ends up with a social/psychological evolution.

The Amateur’s Art #41 – Hashtag Thiruvilaiyadal (Tamil, with English subs)

July 18, 2018

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See here for what this series is about. This film came from Sriram Muralidharan. Director’s note: Thiruvilaiyadal (Eng: The Divine Game) When a digital Indian’s economic depression explodes and sends his voice all the way to Sivaloka where there is a familial conflict unfolding. Shiva decides to use the opportunity to take a break and […]

The Amateur’s Art #40 – In the Dark

July 14, 2018

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See here for what this series is about. This film, a thriller adapted from a short story by Sujatha, came from Hari Krishna Bharadwaj. Director’s note: I saw you have a section on your blog for short films, I thought I would send one that my friends and I made a few years back, when […]

The Amateur’s Art #39 – Koovathorama (Tamil, with English subs)

June 30, 2018

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See here for what this series is about. This film came from Ganesan Rajagopalan. (He sent three. This is the final one.)

The Amateur’s Art #38 – Andha Naal Nyabagam (Tamil, with English subs)

June 22, 2018

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See here for what this series is about. This film came from Ganesan Rajagopalan. (He sent three. This is the second. Will put the third up soon.) SYNOPSIS Two People. Poles apart. A Disturbing meet. Conversations. Confessions. Discomfort. Nostalgia. Pain. Drama. Memoirs of That Day unfold. Be a Witness.

Caught @ Cannes: From Chennai to Cannes

May 15, 2018

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Read the full article on Film Companion, here: https://www.filmcompanion.in/cannes-2018-pushpa-ignatius-pournami-interview-baradwaj-rangan/ Pushpa Ignatius talks about ‘Pournami’, which had its world premiere on 14 May, at the Cannes Short Film Corner. Since her Visual Communications degree from Loyola College, Pushpa Ignatius has been surrounded by films – and film people. Her batch mates were Pushkar-Gayatri, Thiagarajan Kumararaja and […]

The Amateur’s Art #37 – Over a Chai (Tamil, with English subs)

April 1, 2018

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See here for what this series is about. This film came from Ganesan Rajagopalan. (He sent three. Will put the others up soon. SYNOPSIS Over a Chai is a short film that gets you close to the thoughts of Girish and Manya through a conversation between them.

The Amateur’s Art #36 – Between the Words (English)

March 24, 2018

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See here for what this series is about. This film came from K Harish, with this note: Hello sir! I’m K. Harish, a Chennai resident, and a B. Sc. (Visual Communication) graduate from Loyola College, Chennai. I’ve been an ardent follower of your reviews and articles and you took a very special place in my heart […]

The Amateur’s Art #35 – Khabt (Hindi, with English subs)

March 11, 2018

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See here for what this series is about. This film came from Ashish Sharma, with this note: This is Ashish Sharma, a student short filmmaker based in Delhi. I study biology at Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi. Short Filmmaking has been my hobby since school times. After So many attempts, the film, I am sharing with […]

The Amateur’s Art #34 – Samyuktham (Telugu, with English subs)

March 5, 2018

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See here for what this series is about. This film came from Vishvak Khanderao, who did his direction course from L.V. Prasad film academy. This is his diploma film, and it won the best film gold. Synopsis from YouTube: “The lives of two individuals intertwined due to the loss of life of another takes a […]

Kalki: On Netflix

March 1, 2018

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Kalki, a short film I wrote for director Dhilip Kumar, is now out on Netflix. You can watch it here: https://www.netflix.com/in/title/80235958 Do see, comment, compliment, criticise… See post about the first look here. And the trailer:

The Amateur’s Art #33 – Home Delivery (Tamil, with English subs)

January 27, 2018

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See here for what this series is about. This film came from Kamal Prakash. Synopsis from YouTube: “An IT employee gets a day off because of incessant rains in the city, which also lead to a delay in delivery of his bluetooth speakers. He makes one final harsh call to his delivery guy to get […]