Author Archives: ishubhampandey

About ishubhampandey

A sincere child of an insincere world.

Gully Boy: Murad, Moeen and the darkness

Just before the intermission in Gully Boy, Murad comes to meet Safeena on a bridge inside the slum where he lives. This is not the first time the two are meeting at this place. They always went there. This is … Continue reading

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Year Beginner 2019: Will that butterfly still be beautiful?

2018 is over. A year is just not a time that went by, it is a reminder to oneself that it is time to look back to the last 365 days or so and see how we fared. 2018 was … Continue reading

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The Wild Pear Tree: The most serene yet a difficult cinematic experience

A timely retreat is a victory, Idris tells his son Sinan at the climax of The Wild Pear Tree. Sinan, who once loved writing, returned to his hometown after serving in military. This is not the first time he has … Continue reading

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Roma: The women in our lives

You come out of Roma, Roma does not come out of you. Continue reading

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Andhadhun: Our blind self

Sriram Raghavan’s Andhadhun begins with a blind man playing piano, who turns out to be normal and later on, ends up becoming blind again. By the end of the film, you ask, “Was he ever blind?” Complicated? Well, it is … Continue reading

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Manto: Internal conflicts and why the writer won’t come out in a film

Manto enters the producer’s room angry and screams, “You have changed my lines again?” The producer asks him to calm down, as he goes on assessing which of the two girls standing in front of him fits the role in … Continue reading

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The leash is out

It has started. The orders have been given, the handcuffs are ready. The elections are just less than a year away. They tried to fake development with Demonetisation and GST implementation, it did not work. They tried to take the … Continue reading

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