Category Archives: Film Feature

How to define pain?

When Saajan in Lunchbox returned home, he had no one to talk to. It was just him, his dal and roti and cigarettes. The smoke that came out from the cigarette, they too disappeared. The neighbours closed the windows. They … Continue reading

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Decoding Travis Bickle

Travis and his taxi roam around the New York City during night. When the sun rises, he parks his taxi in the parking and leaves. He has no sleep in his eyes. All he has is disgust. Continue reading

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Kaveri Amma and the sense of being Mohan

It is almost evening and the darkness is engulfing the surroundings. Mohan is back from the office, sitting at the sofa, thinking of Kaveri Amma. He had been through this feeling some months back when he thought of going to … Continue reading

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To the Amarkants and Sunils

I know how it feels to be not loved in return. I also know how it feels to not expect to be loved in return. Every time I saw Shah Rukh Khan being loved on screen, I felt jealous of … Continue reading

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Mahi and I and our first day at job

It was a dull evening in Delhi as I walked to my office, all set to impress my bosses. This was my first day at job and naturally, nervousness and excitement should have gone hand-in-hand. But this was not the … Continue reading

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Udaan: solitude and writing while fighting the struggles of life

When I saw Udaan for the first time, it was a lonely watch on my laptop. I felt a deep void inside me throughout the film. It appeared as if this was me, drenched with thoughts and anxiety. I remember … Continue reading

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Rangoon and the different shades of nationalism

It was a dull evening in Bhopal as I sat down in an old tea shop near Jinsi chowk, in front of Rambha talkies and ordered a chai. There was Pakistan versus Sri Lanka cricket match going on, on Ten … Continue reading

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