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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 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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Malgudi Days: What we never saw

  My favourite story in Malgudi Days was A Horse And Two Goats. A story about a poor man and how he manages to sell a horse statue to a foreigner unknowingly. The story was a good read and was … Continue reading

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Dangal: above everything, there’s sports

“Everyone has to endure 1,400 days of alarms going off – unless you take Sundays off. You can’t explain to people that most mornings something aches. Some mornings everything aches. But this life, and these hands blotched with torn skin … Continue reading

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Fear, hope and fight: Udta Punjab

      What’s hope without fear? It is when we are amidst the fear that we hope of getting out of it, one day. There is nothing fearful than death. No heartbreak, joblessness, financial crisis bigger than the fear … Continue reading

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