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

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.

22 days 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.

29 days 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.

about 1 month 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.

about 1 month 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.

about 1 month 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.

about 1 month 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.

about 1 month 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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. 

2 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.

2 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Bengali

I see a little of Basundhara in me: Rituparna Sengupta on her understated character in Ahaa Re

In an exclusive interview, celebrated Bengali actress Rituparna Sengupta and filmmaker Ranjan Ghosh talk about their Ahaa Re journey.

3 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Malayalam

Richter Scale 7.6 review: Exploring the environmental impact on the human psyche

Jeeva KJ's debut film features a crucial concern that is largely overlooked, but its execution doesn't quite work.

3 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

People are still very naïve when it comes to falling in love: Fenil Seta on his short film Bawraa

On day 5 of the 14th Habitat Film Festival in New Delhi, journalist and filmmaker Fenil Seta spoke about his film which was screened at the festival.

3 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Kannada

Mookajjiya Kanasugalu review: Cinematic tribute to a celebrated literary work

National award-winning filmmaker P Sheshadri’s latest film brings Shivarama Karanth’s celebrated novel Mookajjiya Kanasugalu to the big screen.

3 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Malayalam

Unmadiyude Maranam is a totally political film, a propaganda film even: Sanal Kumar Sasidharan

Controversial independent filmmaker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan speaks about his latest work, the issues it engages with, why he is never satisfied with any of his films and why it is important to look within.

3 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Hindi

Yours Truly review: Sanjoy Nag’s film a poignant exploration of loneliness, love and desire

Featuring Soni Razdan in her first lead role, the film traces the emotional life of a woman in her late fifties as she contemplates her situation and engagement with the world.

4 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Bioscopewalli: Innovative pre-cinema experience at the IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival

A live installation takes audiences to a pre-cinema experience while encouraging them to engage with contemporary gender issues and ways of seeing.

5 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Nepal

I think Manushi is meant to do great things: Filmmaker Surbhi Dewan on Daughter of Nepal 

Dewan's film Daughter of Nepal tracks the journey of Manushi as she embraces the path that she was meant to take in serving her homeland.

5 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon