{ Page-Title / Story-Title }

Sukhpreet Kahlon

Sukhpreet Kahlon
Head of Research

E-mail

sukhpreet.kahlon@cinestaan.com

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.

Editorial Team

Articles by

Review English

What’s Your Story? review: Examining the ecosystem of indie cinema

OP Srivastava’s documentary takes the viewer into an almost parallel universe in a bid to depict all aspects of making an indie film.

4 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Assam

Xogun review: A searing critique of journalism in our times

Utpal Borpujari’s Assamese-language short film reflects upon media ethics and their rapid erosion.

5 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article English

Auroville allows for everybody to find their place, says filmmaker Christoph Pohl

Ever Slow Green tells the remarkable and inspirational story of the man-made woodland in the experimental township.

5 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Kannada

Pinni review: The meandering journey of a boy in search of happiness

The Kannada-language short film is centred on a young man’s quest to find and follow his passion.

6 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Saudi Arabia

Cinestaan Curates: Café Regular, Cairo offers an intricate insight into relationships

Ritesh Batra's Arabic language short film sheds light on modern-day relationships in Cairo.

6 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

75 years of Hum Ek Hain (1946): A parable of national integration which marked Dev Anand’s debut

Released on 8 June 1946, the film imparts the message of tolerance, oneness and unity.

9 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Certain films are just evergreen, says Rati Agnihotri on Ek Duuje Ke Liye's enduring appeal

In an exclusive interview on the 40th anniversary of the film's release, Agnihotri reminisces about her debut in Hindi cinema with Kamal Haasan.

11 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review English

Cinestaan Curates: Mummy is a tender film about the bond between mother and son

Shot in the documentary mode and inspired by a personal moment, it examines the beginning of the process of separation.

13 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article

We are giving consumers unseen content and filmmakers a platform, says ABC Talkies founder Siddharth Sinha

The film tech company enables directors to set their own ticket prices and directly access audiences through its pay-per-view model.

13 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Marathi

Cinema has the ability to surprise me every time, says Sthalpuran director Akshay Indikar

In an exclusive interview, the filmmaker talks about the centrality of using landscape as his canvas and making it reverberate with meaning.

14 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Gujarati

Interested in the politics and poetics of the domestic space, says Sushma Khadepaun about her film Anita

The Gujarati-language short takes a hard look at the institution of marriage, patriarchy, women’s empowerment and marital rape, among other things.

18 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Sikandar (1941): Masterful meeting of titans Sohrab Modi and Prithviraj Kapoor

On Prithviraj Kapoor's death anniversary, we revisit one of his legendary roles as Alexander the Great in Sohrab Modi’s historical classic.

19 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Hindi

Cinestaan Curates: Almost is a heartfelt portrayal of break-ups during the pandemic

The short film, which has a runtime of only six minutes, stars Ankush Bahuguna and Shibani Bedi as a couple going through a break-up.

20 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article

Nagaland is where you see a tattoo-faced hunter sitting next to a guy in a Guns N Roses T-shirt: Theja Rio

His short film Angh, an intergenerational story, looks at the coming of Christianity to the region as a moment of displacement and loss.

20 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Gujarati

Anita review: Shattering the construct of the independent, progressive NRI couple

Sushma Khadepaun’s short film deals with gender, patriarchy, women’s empowerment, marital rape and the misguided idea that by leaving one's country, one can escape its prejudices.

23 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review

Angh review: Charting the historical demise of a way of life

The film won a Special Jury Award at the 2021 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and is being screened as part of the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.

27 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Am partial to domestic dramas, says Ambiecka Pandit of her National award-winning short Custody

The short film is being screened as part of the virtual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, which begins today.

28 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Punjabi

Never distinguished between commercial and parallel films, says Meel Patthar's Ghalib, Suvinder Vicky

Vicky won the Best Actor award at the Singapore International Film Festival for his role in Ivan Ayr’s acclaimed film.

about 1 month ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

The intention behind Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele was to encourage acceptance, says actor Anshuman Jha

Written and directed by Harish Vyas, the film was released on Disney+ Hotstar on 9 May.

about 1 month ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Hindi

Cinestaan Curates: Khujli is an endearing film about a middle-aged couple trying to get kinky

Written and directed by Sonam Nair, the short film stars Neena Gupta and Jackie Shroff.

about 1 month ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon