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Sukhpreet Kahlon

Sukhpreet Kahlon
Head of Research

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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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25 years of DDLJ: We planned the Punjab locations and portions six months in advance, says cinematographer Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh, now a leading director in Punjabi cinema, recalls the challenge of making the visuals from Punjab match up to the beauty of the film's European locations. The whole impact of the film would have been lost otherwise, he says.

2 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Omji never turned anyone away from his door, remembers wife Nandita Puri

On Om Puri's 70th birth anniversary today, Nandita launches the YouTube channel Puri Baatein and speaks about keeping his legacy alive.

5 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Gujarati Hindi 1 more

Smita Patil's 10 most memorable roles – Birth anniversary special

In a short span of just over a decade, Smita Patil, who was born this day in 1955, captured the hearts and minds of film watchers as well as makers with her powerful performances and earthy sensuality.

7 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Bhanu Athaiya (1929-2020): A titan among costume designers

The doyenne of design, who made history by becoming India's first Oscar-winner, also played a role in cultivating the country's fashion sensibilities with her work.

8 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Hindi

Cinestaan Curates: MAD is a captivating film that fuses craft with sensitivity

Vinod Rawat gives us an unconventional film that exhibits the ways in which the mother and daughter carve out a sanctuary for themselves.

8 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Hindi

Burning review: A cumbersome exploration of sisterhood

Set on the ghats at Kashi, VS Sanoj’s short film is an exploration of religion, patriarchy and class through an unexpected conversation between two women brought together by desperate circumstances.

14 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Hindi

Cinestaan Curates: Uss Din examines the frenzy of violence in an increasingly polarized world

The 2010 short film starring Rajkummar Rao, Pubali Sanyal and Karan Mehat remains deeply relevant today.

15 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

40 years of Dostana: The bromance that launched Dharma Productions with a bang

Revisiting the star-studded movie for which screenwriting duo Salim-Javed were paid more than the leading men, making this a landmark moment in Hindi cinema.

15 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article

Boundaries and borders are imaginary lines: Priya Belliappa on her short film Frayed Lines

The film won the best short film award in the Karnataka competition section of the Bengaluru International Short Film Festival 2020

16 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Hindi

Cinestaan Curates: Hey Ram! is a chilling film that speaks to our times

The short film makes us wonder about the idea of India and the spirit of humanity, brotherhood and secularism that forged the nation.

22 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Assam

Film festivals are a way to reach the audience: Maharshi Kashyap on how his short film got discovered

The student filmmaker's Assamese-language short has travelled to almost 30 festivals around the world.

26 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Kannada

Cinestaan Curates: Oh Fish is a fun, refreshing take on unexpected connections

The Kannada short film is centred on two millennials whose lives intersect amid the nationwide lockdown.

29 days ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article

Padman and Kadakh to be screened at the 2nd edition of the Indus Valley International Film Festival 

The festival will be held digitally from 2-9 October 2020

about 1 month ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Hindi

Cinestaan Curates: Catdog creates a dream-like world that will unsettle you

Ashmita Guha Neogi’s short was the only Indian film chosen for the Cinéfondation Selection at the Cannes festival this year.

about 1 month ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article

When I discovered cinema, it became easier to express myself: Siddharth Chauhan

Chauhan's short film The Flying Trunk will be screened virtually at the Silvereye International Film Festival being held from 18 to 20 September.

about 1 month ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Hindi

Call Him Eddy review: A loquacious exploration of the comfort of the human touch 

Directed by Sanjeev Vig, the short film starring Sanjay Suri, delves into the psychology of human touch.

about 1 month ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Malayalam

Cinestaan Curates: Onnu Chirikkoo is an exquisite, politically conscious film that wonders about our duty to our fellow humans

The directorial debut of actor Ganapathi, the politically conscious film makes us think about what it means to be a citizen

about 1 month ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

We still understand mental illness very little: Karishma Upadhyay on her Parveen Babi biography

Journalist Upadhyay, whose book creates a flesh-and-blood portrait of a star whose life was entwined with gossip and speculation, speaks of the need to treat celebrities with a bit of kindness.

about 1 month ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

25 years of Rangeela: Celebrating a sensuous joie de vivre and the innocence of starry-eyed dreams

On the 25th anniversary of the release of the Ram Gopal Varma hit starring Urmila Matondkar, Aamir Khan and Jackie Shroff, a look at its enduring popularity.

about 1 month ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Punjabi

Punjab isn't only about cheer, colour, singing and dancing, says Kaali Khuhi filmmaker Terrie Samundra

The filmmaker's 2009 short film Kunjo is an exploration of agency and gender through an incident in the life of a young migrant girl

about 1 month ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon