Sukhpreet

Sukhpreet
Head of Research

Sukhpreet Kahlon believes there is a treasure trove of films waiting to be discovered and brought to the fore in India. She gave up her love for teaching English literature to pursue film research. She has worked with prominent film festivals and likes to keep her finger on the pulse of the growing independent cinema movement. At Cinestaan.com, she writes on cinema and various film personalities. She also makes sure she never misses a Diljit Dosanjh film.
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Articles by Sukhpreet

Article Hindi

He did not believe in borders: Syeda Hameed remembers uncle KA Abbas

On the 50th anniversary of the release of Amitabh Bachchan's debut film Saat Hindustani (1969), social and women’s rights activist and writer Syeda Hameed elucidates its relevance in contemporary times.

10 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Punjabi

Daaka review: Exciting heist film that leaves one in splits

The film starring Gippy Grewal and Zareen Khan is an enjoyable watch despite the stretched narrative.

16 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

50 years of Aradhana: Ashim Samanta on the incredible story behind the making

Filmmaker Shakti Samanta's son Ashim, a schoolboy in 1969, recalls the making of the film and its premiere.

18 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

A dramatic shift in image: Remembering Nanda's negative role in Ittefaq (1969)

On the 50th anniversary of the experimental film Ittefaq (released on 4 October 1969), we take a look at what was a most unusual role for the film's lead actress Nanda.

about 1 month ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article English (India) Tamil

There is an emergency for this conversation to happen: Priya Thuvassery on Coral Woman

Priya Thuvassery's film traces the unusual journey of Uma Mani, a diver and painter, who works to create awareness about the precarious situation of coral reefs off the country's coast.

about 1 month ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review English (India)

Starring Sharmila Tagore review: Uneven exploration of a luminous, unconventional life

Umang Sabharwal's documentary on the yesteryear star actress just skims the surface of Sharmila Tagore's unusual life and choices.

about 1 month ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article English (India) Hindi

Kings Of Horror documentary pays tribute to the world of kitsch and horror created by the Ramsays

Filmmakers Susmit Ghosh and Rintu Thomas's documentary tells the story of the Ramsay brothers and their films that redefined horror cinema in India.

about 1 month ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Bengali

The Round Trip: Middling film that fails to do justice to an intriguing idea

The short film explores the desire to know one's roots but fails to capture the complex anxieties or emotions involved.

3 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Hindi

Arjun Patiala review: Insipid drama that tries too hard to be funny

Rohit Jugraj's latest film is supposed to be a spoof comedy, but the mediocre script fails to deliver the promise of being a riotous entertainer.

4 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi Telugu

We lack creative ambition: Ketan Mehta on self-created barriers in Indian cinema

On the opening day of the Jagran Film Festival, a panel discussion on the future of cinema delved into the changing landscape of cinema aided by technological advancements.

4 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Punjabi

Mitti: Virasat Babbaran Di teaser - Hema Malini's maiden Punjabi production is set to pack a punch

The teaser of the film revisits the historical moment of the Babbar Akali movement in the 1920s.

4 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Punjabi

People are appreciating good content now: Santosh Thite on Punjabi films

Santosh Thite, who made his directorial debut with Munda Hi Chahida, explains why he chose a socially relevant subject.

4 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Punjabi

Munda Hi Chahida review: Well-intentioned film that takes too long to reach foregone conclusion

The Neeru Bajwa production is a film with the praiseworthy intention of passing on an important social message but lacks clarity of thought.

4 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Punjabi

DSP Dev review: No silver lining in this predictable, insipid film

Mandeep Benipal's latest action film is a damp squib with poor performances and an unimaginative plot.

5 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Punjabi

Shadaa review: To wed or not to wed, that is the question

The latest offering from the Diljit Dosanjh-Neeru Bajwa pairing is a laugh riot that, interestingly, tells you both the ills and benefits of married life.

5 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Bengali

This content will stay on in people’s hearts: Rituparna Sengupta on Ahaa Re

In a freewheeling conversation, filmmaker Ranjan Ghosh and actress-producer Rituparna Sengupta talk about their latest film and their love for food. This is the second and final part of the interview.

5 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Malayalam

The only love is true love: Madhu Narayanan on his directorial debut Kumbalangi Nights

The Malayalam filmmaker speaks about everything that went into the making of his fabulous debut movie.

5 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Hindi

Chuhedaani review: An intriguing, enjoyable watch

Ravi Shankar Kaushik’s aptly titled short film employs the metaphor of a mousetrap to present a protagonist who takes control of her own destiny.

5 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article English (India)

There are no success stories: Vivek Rai on startups in India

In his documentary, Vivek Rai deconstructs the ways in which startups are lauded as leading the big business success in our country and across the world. 

5 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Arrogant of people to think they make films for themselves: Sarthak Bhasin

Sarthak Bhasin talks about his student film Ekaant, the desire for a wider audience, and the importance of an institute like the FTII for aspiring filmmakers.

6 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon