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Review

Cinestaan Curates: Khabsurat is a nuanced depiction of patriarchy in our daily lives

Ashutosh Pathak’s short film is being screened at the South Asian Film Festival of Montreal in Canada.

3 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review

Cinestaan Curates: Kulsummante Perakutty reminds us not to judge a book by its cover

Love blossoms in the most unexpected places in Rini Salam’s short Malayalam-language film.

9 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review

Cinestaan Curates: Malota vividly evokes a child’s innocence and concerns

The short film, directed by Krishan Hooda, offers a comment on the education system in India.

17 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Hindi

Cinestaan Curates: Itwaar is an endearing story about the highs and lows of a typical Indian family

Directed by Rahul Srivastava, the short film stars Kumud Mishra and Lubna Salim.

21 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review

Cinestaan Curates: Pehli Wali offers a mature look at life after divorce

Sohail Javed’s short, starring Juggun Kazim and Omair Rana, uses humour to navigate an emotional minefield.

about 1 month ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review

Cinestaan Curates: Luka Bhaku portrays the horrific in our society

Deepjoti Deka’s Assamese-language film makes us feel the disgust at innocence ruined.

about 1 month ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review

Cinestaan Curates: Innocence is shattered in a most brutish way in Khoon Aali Chitthi

Produced by Richa Chadha, the short film examines the phenomenon of fake encounters in Punjab in the 1980s.

about 1 month ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Hindi

Cinestaan Curates: Roshan & Mani is a loving portrait of sisters in their sunset years

Rishaya Palkhivala’s short documentary endearingly presents the vulnerability and simplicity of the two sisters.

about 1 month ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Kannada

Cinestaan Curates: Invisible Wings inspires us to seize the moment

A heart-warming short documentary on the tea seller couple who travelled the globe holds many lessons for a post-pandemic world.

2 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Assam

Cinestaan Curates: Arranged is a charming film about a middle-aged couple learning to become companions

Directed by Samujjal Kashyap, it offers a refreshing take on mature love and finding togetherness.

2 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review English

Cinestaan Curates: Bloom captures the headiness of falling in love during the lockdown

Richard Anthony’s directorial debut is a charming film that captures the coming together of two people.

2 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Hindi

The Miniaturist Of Junagadh review: A tender tale set in a tumultuous time

The short film transports us to a bygone era, to tell the poignant tale of a miniaturist and his family.

3 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review English

Cinestaan Curates: Strong Son is an endearing, humorous short

Ian Bawa’s film portrays the beautiful bond between father and son in an unconventional narrative.

3 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Hindi

Cinestaan Curates: Pandit Usman reflects on the irrationality of hate

Akram Hassan’s short film examines the inability of society to accept a confluence of religions.

4 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Hindi

Cinestaan Curates: Please Mind The Gap captures trans people's desire for dignity

Mitali Trivedi and Gagandeep Singh’s short documentary explores the Delhi Metro through the eyes of a transgender person.

4 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Hindi

Cinestaan Curates: Happy Birthday Mummyji is about finding some breathing space in a stifling life

The film has been written and directed by popular actress Shefali Shah who also plays the only character in it.

4 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Malayalam

Cinestaan Curates: Sha Sa Ha is an attempt at rebuilding and finding oneself through adversity

The docu-fiction emphasizes the need to find new ways of navigating an altered world.

4 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Malayalam

Cinestaan Curates: Examining isolation and patriarchy in Kallante Daivam

Devi PV’s short film is a clever critique of patriarchy woven in through religion, with a neat twist at the end.

5 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Hindi

Cinestaan Curates: Bade Wala TV vividly conjures up the life and times of a film projectionist

The short documentary is an ode to a bygone era of film reels and the people who were integral to film projection and distribution.

5 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Hindi

Cinestaan Curates: The Affair is a comment on the desire for privacy in the city

Released by Drishyam Films, Hardik Mehta’s short captures the experience of countless people in love in a city where private space is a luxury.

5 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon