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A still from Kaash

Kaash

Ishaan Nair, Director The Filmmaker The new director in Mira Nair’s family, Ishaan has been working after his degree in direction and

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Photography: Nitin Patel

#ThrowbackThursday with Naseeruddin Shah

The Relentless Veteran He has the rare quality to infuse life into simple characters, no matter how short or long their

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Interview of the Week: Rahul Bose

Rahul Bose

On a New High One of the most prolific actors of Indian Cinema, Rahul Bose was, is and will probably always

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A still from Phillauri

Anshai Lal

Phillauri, Director A Delhi boy who first came to Bombay back in 2005 is waiting to tell you a beautiful love

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Profile of the Week: Suraj Sharma

Suraj Sharma

Phillauri Two big-budget Hollywood movies, a popular American TV show and now a new film [Phillauri] ready for release. Are you

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Behind the Scenes | The Alternative

Sachin Dharwadker

A recent graduate from Tisch School of the Arts in New York, Sachin had found his calling quite early on.

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#ThrowbackThursday with Vishal Bhardwaj

#ThrowbackThursday with Vishal Bhardwaj

As Rangoon hits theatres today, we revisit a 2010 conversation between director Vishal Bhardwaj and our then Guest Editor Anurag Kashyap. O Captain, My

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A still from Tu Hai Mera Sunday

Tu Hai Mera Sunday

Milind Dhaimade, Director The Filmmaker Born and brought up in the obscure parts of Walkeshwar in South Mumbai, Milind Dhaimade has an

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A Million Rivers

A Million Rivers

A Million Rivers will be screened today at the ongoing Kochi-Muziris Biennale, in rememberance of Om Puri. We connect with

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A still from The Glassworker

Usman Riaz

Whizkid Pulling a rich, swirling sound out of the acoustic guitar, Karachi-based Usman was all of 21 when he played onstage

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Interview of the Week: Aditya Roy Kapur & Shraddha Kapoor

Ok Jaanu

Aditya Roy Kapur & Shraddha Kapoor ‘It is not every day that you come across an Instagram post that freezes you in

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Shlok Sharma | Photo: Soumyajit Toto Nandy

Haraamkhor

‘The first draft of Haraamkhor was written in three days, pre-production happened in twelve days and the filming took about

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Photo: Avinash Gowariker

#ThrowbackThursday with Aamir Khan

As Dangal wins hearts and critics' votes alike, we revisit our conversation with Aamir Khan on his choices, creative process

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Profile of the Week: Rahul Chittela

Rahul Chittela

Azaad, Director   Very early on in his life, Rahul Chittela worked on three documentaries that got him hooked to the medium

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A still from Sanjay's Super Team

The Year That Was - In Film

With 2017 just a few days away, we take a look at all the films we discovered this year, and

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Interview of the Week: Shikha Makan

Shikha Makan

Bachelor Girls 'Bachelor Girls is a like a blanket label, often used to address a single, independent women looking for a

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Dear Zindagi

Gauri Shinde

Close of the year. Closest to how big it gets in Bollywood. The last act of a play, they say,

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Interview of the Week: Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt

Right Here Right Now Four years ago she set foot into the film industry—with her very first stride she established her

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Sujoy Ghosh | Photo: Dabboo Ratnani

Sujoy Ghosh

Director, Kahaani 2: He's the kind of filmmaker who can turn the most non-descript city into a seat of suspense, who

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Twelfth Night by Sandor Sara, 1967

Come and Go

Manas Bhattacharya and Madhuban Mitra’s latest film, Come and Go, delves deep into the history of cinema, and explores the subtle

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Interview of the Week: Nitesh Tiwari

Nitesh Tiwari

Director, Dangal As we witness India’s golden age of sports, a filmmaker is making the celebration bigger this week. But not

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Profile of the Week: Kassia Karr and Grant Davis

Kassia Karr and Grant Davis

Who Is Mickey? Kassia and Grant’s work has a keen eye for the peculiarities that are the essence of life in

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Leeches | Stills

Leeches

A new bride suppresses her screams, squirms in inexplicable disgust, and cringes at her grave act that shows the extremes

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Ranveer Singh

#ThrowbackThursday with Ranveer Singh

As Ranveer Singh gears up for the release of Befikre next Friday, we revisit our conversation with him, which was first

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Profile of the Week: Adhiraj Bose

Adhiraj Bose

A cafe, a lingering night and two meetings. A long lost couple who run into each other after decades and

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#ThrowbackThursday with Mira Nair

#ThrowbackThursday with Mira Nair

Salaam Mira It is a late Monday afternoon when I am invited inside Mira Nair’s residence in New Delhi. Her house

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Suraj Sharma

Umrika

Suraj Sharma, Actor A Delhi boy, who was chanced upon by Ang Lee at an audition five years back, becomes the

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Dharamshala International Film Festival 2016

Dharamshala International Film Festival 2016

A festival that started out as a space for some good alternative cinema has now come out as a leading

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Island City

Director, Ruchika Oberoi: The Filmmaker: Ruchika Oberoi’s debut feature is called Island City. Releasing this weekend, it’s a film that rolled out of

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Farhan Akhtar

#ThrowbackThursday with Farhan Akhtar

Talent comes in many shapes and sizes. Be it the director, orchestrating a brigade of actors to give their best

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Passion Play

In conversation with Katrina Kaif: I reached Mumbai and was greeted by torrential rain and unfriendly flooded streets. It was a

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#ThrowbackThursday with Pankaj Kapur

For the love of Acting: One of the most prolific and powerful performers of Indian cinema, Pankaj Kapur has a presence

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Filmmaker Nitya Mehra

Baar Baar Dekho

The Filmmaker  She was all of 21 when she assisted Spike Lee on 3am. From the streets of New York she

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The Man Behind the Lens

Throwback Thursday with Andrij Parekh: His vision through the lens translates every scene into visual poetry and that is one of the

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Photography Zishaan Akbar Latif

Most Wanted

#ThrowbackThursday with Director, Rajkumar Hirani: Rajkumar Hirani has a very simple way of judging a good film from a bad film—‘If

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The Head of the Mouse

Filmmaker, Aditya Patwardhan: Musician, photographer, director and producer, Aditya Patwardhan has created a world of cinema with no borders. Hailing from

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Interview of the Week: Riz Ahmed | Photo: Gary Houlder

Riz Ahmed

As a young boy growing up in a working-class Pakistani community in northwest London, the only life Rizwan Ahmed knew

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Photography: Sharad Shrivastav

Sayani Gupta

To Act or Not to Act When I meet her in home in New Delhi, she’s playing with her cousin’s dog

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Madaari

In conversation with Irrfan Khan: When I spoke with Irrfan Khan, me in Srinagar and he somewhere on the highway between

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Photo by Evern Dsouza

#ThrowbackThursday

More than just an Act, Shabana Azmi: Shabana  Azmi’s  filmography  is  a  compelling reflection of her beliefs and her social standpoint.

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Chauthi Koot

Director, Gurvinder Singh: Chauthi Koot teaches you an important lesson about humanity. It takes you through the evolution of human behavior—how circumstances

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A still from Galli (The Lane)

Santosh Ram

Filmmaker:  From humble beginnings to living life at 24 frames per second, filmmaker Santosh Ram’s journey is one to marvel at.

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M cream

M Cream

Producer and Director, Agneya singh:   Agneya Singh is an Indian filmmaker, producer and screenwriter. He dabbled in photography through school and

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Dances with Wolves

World cinema with a cause

With the rains keeping everyone indoors, it’s a good time to catch the ongoing Osianama Animal-Human-Nature Continuum in Mumbai. The

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Afterlife- Hungary

EU Film Festival 2016

Get ready to be transported to the land beyond the Mediterranean at 24 frames per second, as the European Union

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Filmmaker Raam Reddy

Raam Reddy

Film, Thithi The Filmmaker Raam Reddy represents the emerging breed of independent young filmmakers that is exploring within to reach out.

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Kalki Koechlin

Waiting with Kalki Koechlin

With Director Anu Menon's Waiting already creating stir and garnering fantastic reviews since its release, we speak to protagonist Kalki Koechlin about her character

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Shakun Batra: The evolution

As Kapoor & Sons is hailed as the most significant Indian film in recent times to break the stereotype associated

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Waiting

Anu Menon, Filmmaker  An interesting setting, a brilliant cast and a sensitive plot lightened by laughter makes Waiting an intriguing film.

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Photography: Sharad Shrivastav

Emraan Hashmi

Azhar He’s no more the young hero I’d first met when he was 28, proud and flamboyant as he spoke about

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Zikr Uss Parivash ka

Released early this year, Zikr Uss Parivaash Ka is the product of the acclaimed documentary filmmaker Nirmal Chander Dandriyal; exploring

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Kothanodi

Director, Bhaskar Hazarika: A 100 years ago, Lakshminath Bezbaroa, a literary stalwart and a sensitive artist, wanted to breathe new life

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National Award Winner

Director, Raam Reddy The Filmmaker  Raam Reddy represents the emerging breed of independent young filmmakers that is exploring within to reach out.

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Habitat Film Festival 2016

The India Habitat Centre’s annual film festival always throws up some powerful screenings and this year’s lineup is interesting no

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Actor Naseeruddin Shah

The Blueberry Hunt

Some fans are raving about it while the critics are ranting, but there’s no ignoring The Blueberry Hunt. Directed by

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Sports Drama

History teaches us many things, inspiring directors time and again to narrate long-forgotten stories about people who were once considered

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A still from Waiting

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

Since 2003, Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) has given centrestage to young indie films. Held at ArcLight Hollywood

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The Road Trip

Love Shots

Romance being rekindled, a brewing love story between two friends, and the goosebumps that accompany our very first crush are

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A still from Embrace of the Serpent (2016)

Not Just a Fairytale

We see all sorts of magic in films; inexplicable, untraceable and uncanny. We have seen it all—flying brooms, brewed potions,

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Kali Koechlin

Women's Week Special: Film

As International Women's Day rolls in, Platform shines the spotlight at all the women from across the country who inspire

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