Author Archives: ishubhampandey

About ishubhampandey

A sincere child of an insincere world.

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 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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The politics of Sanju

Sanju travels abroad to see his ailing mother but he has been hit by drugs to such an extent that he cannot live without it. Even in the hospital room where his mother is counting the last few moments of … Continue reading

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Bhavesh Joshi- Not your regular Superhero

I remember watching The Dark Knight Rises and coming out of the cinema hall absolutely thrilled and energised. What worked for me was not the aura of Batman but learnings of Bruce Wayne. The best superhero films are not those … Continue reading

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