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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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An unconventional heroine: Meena Kumari in Miss Mary

In a month-long celebration of Meena Kumari's films, we take a look at the 1957 film Miss Mary in which the actress played the vivacious character.

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

'Meena Kumari used to wear her roles like a dress' – Birth anniversary special

Film memorabilia collector and historian Zafar Aabid Balani remembers a few incidents from the career of the screen legend.

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Revisiting Rajesh Khanna's unconventional debut film Aakhri Khat

On Hindi cinema's first superstar's fifth death anniversary today (18 July), we take a look at his debut in Aakhri Khat, which, interestingly, had a toddler in the lead role.

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Revisiting Babul: When Dilip Kumar was caught between Nargis and Munawar Sultana

One of the first films to create Dilip Kumar’s image as the ill-fated lover, SU Sunny's Babul also saw comedienne Tun Tun make her debut. We revisit the 1950 film on Tun Tun's 94th birth anniversary today (11 July).

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Harshvardhan Kapoor: Shooting action film like Bhavesh Joshi in Mumbai's summer wasn't easy

The Mirzya actor, who recently wrapped up the shooting of director Vikramaditya Motwane's Bhavesh Joshi, talks about the challenges faced while shooting the film.

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

It’s a six: Films on cricket you may have missed

While most people remember Lagaan and Iqbal or the more recent films on Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar, what about the lesser known films on the sport?

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Punjabi

Super Singh review: Diljit Dosanjh back in his super fun element

Diljit Dosanjh returns to what he does best, charming us with his humour, innocence and general silliness in his latest avatar as a superhero.

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Let it go: Arunaraje Patil on her life and cinematic journey

Published by HarperCollins India, Patil's book recounts the challenges the first female technician to be trained at the FTII faced as a filmmaker.

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Kannada

They just want me to be silent: B Suresha on his love for cinema

In an exclusive chat with Cinestaan.com at the recently concluded Habitat Film Festival, the filmmaker talked about his idea of filmmaking and the straddling of three mediums — theatre, television and film.

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Veeram director Jayaraaj: We can dream of anything and create it

In an exclusive interview with Cinestaan.com during the ongoing Habitat Film Festival in New Delhi, the director talked about his love for Shakespeare, his next film project and the responsibilities of using digital technology.

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Malayalam

Adoor Gopalakrishnan: It's only rubbish that sells

The veteran filmmaker said that today even television does not want worthwhile films while award juries are populated by film illiterates.

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Jaicheng Dohutia on his film Haanduk: Solutions start with you

The film, in the tribal Moran language of Assam, depicts the helplessness of a people who remain forgotten by the 'mainstream'

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Habitat Film Festival: Exhibition takes a walk down KA Abbas's works

KA Abbas: The City As A Metaphor is a curated package of films written/ directed by the Indian film director, novelist, screenwriter and journalist.

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Malayalam

Dr Biju on the power of cinema: Film is a medium of transformation

In Malayalam film Kaadu Pookkunna Neram/When The Woods Bloom, which was screened at the ongoing Habitat Film festival, he takes up the issue of the struggle of the tribals against the state.

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Govind Nihalani, Buddhadev Dasgupta, Avinash Das talk about film funding, compromises

The filmmakers were part of a panel discussion held at the ongoing Habitat Film Festival in New Delhi.

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Jagte Raho: Revisiting Raj Kapoor’s socially relevant masterpiece

Kapoor as the Chaplinesque tramp or the Everyman figure has very few dialogues in the film and relies on his expressions and pantomime to communicate his helplessness. The film was screened at the ongoing Habitat Film Festival in New Delhi.

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Habitat Film Festival 2017: KA Abbas — a man ahead of his times

Writer Jai Arjun Singh and historian Ravikant discussed the legacy of KA Abbas’ films and his oeuvre as a writer and filmmaker, at the Habitat Film Festival in New Delhi.

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Marathi

Habitat Film Festival 2017: Kaasav — an exploration into the mind

Marathi film Kaasav/The Turtle was screened at the ongoing Habitat Film Festival in New Delhi.

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Habitat Film Festival 2017: Reality is boring, says Buddhadev Dasgupta on Tope/The Bait

Based on Narayan Gangopadhyay’s short story, the film explores exploitation, entrapment, enchantment and disillusionment in various forms through three interlinked stories.

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Habitat Film Festival 2017: Om Puri — the face of his times

Speaking at the opening of the 'Retrospective' of Puri’s films, veteran director Govind Nihalani reminisced about the actor’s warm personality and his dedication to his craft.

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon